After Her Brain Broke,
Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity
Appearances by and Interviews with Susan Inman:
For a list of presentations:
Interview with Susan in the Richmond Review, January 13, 2011 prior to her presentation at the Richmond, BC, library
From the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Oct 1, 2010, "I would recommend this book to parents of young adults with mental illness who are seeking some validation for their own experiences"
From the Swarthmore College Bulletin "families facing severe mental illness are not the only ones who can benefit from reading After Her Brain Broke. For mental health professionals, the book offers needed, albeit humbling, lessons about what families need.
Susan spoke at the 26th Annual Cherie Smith JCGGV Jewish Book Festival, Nov 20-25, 2010 in Vancouver
From Psychcentral.com "Inman’s engaging story provides parents and family members of individuals with severe mental disorders with hope and ideas for coping with the strain that comes with helping their loved ones recover." read more.....
Recommended by NAMI (Scroll down)
Recommended by EUFAMI (scroll down)
Recommended by Mood Disorders Canada
Perspectives - the Newsletter of the BC Association of Social Workers, Sept 2010
"important reading for social workers, particularly students and new grads, to help understand the family perspective, and to help consider the family as a member of a team that should be working in unison to promote the recovery of individuals like Molly. The book also provides food for thought concerning the adequacy of training in social work and allied professions, and whether the skill-set of new grads is sufficient for the challenges they will encounter - Complete Review
The Canadian Medical Association Journal (Aug 3, 2010) called After Her Brain Broke "well written, moving without being sentimental, informative without being pedantic". The reviewer, Dr. Ellen Wiebe recommends it for both physicians and family members of patients. Link to complete review.
Susan Inman: Mother, caregiver, advocate feature article in SZ Magazine, Winter 2011
The Medical Post newspaper also recommends After Her Brain Broke for doctors (Medical Post, July 13, 2010, permission given to post full review)
Crazy for Life Newsletter - Book of the Month "this book provides a sanctuary of relief and profound validation."
From Today's Parent Blog: "If you parent a child like Molly, read this book for support and validation. And even if your family isn’t affected by mental illness read this book. You’ll gain awareness and understanding of an illness still so shrouded in stigma. And you’ll read about a parent who, like you, will do whatever it takes to help her child."
On Monday May 3, Susan was the guest on The Night Hawk radio show on CJOB in Winnipeg (11:10 PM CDT). Geoff Currier, the host, commented "a fascinating book....powerful" You can hear the 31 minute interview below. The full one hour show (complete with commercials and Winnipeg news) is available on the CJOB website audio vault for May 3, 11:00 PM. Listen (Use back arrow to return to this page)
Seven Reviews (so far) on Chapters/Indigo all with 5 stars and comments like "couldn't put it down" and "absorbing"
Four five star reviews on Amazon.ca
Three on Amazon.com with an average of four stars
Review in The Tyee
Feature in The Georgia Straight
Review in Blog Critics
Feature article distributed by Canadian Press
The North Shore (Vancouver) Outlook
Susan appeared on Global TV Morning News in Vancouver March 10, 2010
Interview with Susan on People First Radio (click back browser when done)
Internet TV interview at Healthy Place TV
Susan appeared on The Roy Green Show, April 18 at 4:30 EDT on CKNW Vancouver, AM 1150 Kelowna, CJME Regina, CKOM Saskatoon, 630 CHED Edmonton,
770 Calgary , CJOB Winnipeg, AM980 London, CHML Hamilton
On May 11, 2010, Susan taped an interview for later broadcast on KDKA News talk radio in Pittsburgh AM 1020
Interview with Susan on the Mind Your Mind Blog
On July 3, 2010 Susan Inman was at the NAMI annual convention in Washington DC where she signed her book and presented a copy to Dr. E Fuller Torrey (below centre). The Treatment Advocacy Center commented on her visit on their website
Following her visit to NAMI, Susan did a presentation called Empowering Parents in Ottawa on July 8 sponsored by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
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