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From The Shadows
Surviving the Depths of Mental Illness
by E. Pauline Spurrell

After a joyful early childhood, E. Pauline Spurrell suffered trauma that led to unhinged teenage years and a turbulent adult life. She was diagnosed, and misdiagnosed, with numerous mental illnesses. She endured a seemingly endless cycle of prescription treatment, and failure, until one day, enough was enough! Following years lost to the depths of despair, she fostered ideologies of self-discovery. Spurrell created tools to understand her disorders and their resultant impacts on her life. She reclaimed clarity, found the inner child she had left behind, and emerged from the shadows, a puzzle portrait of perfect imperfections. This exquisite memoir is sure to appeal to anyone suffering mental illness, as well as those who live with, work with, or love someone with mental illness

“From the Shadows is a powerful story of a young Newfoundland women living with mental illness. The sounds and colours of her life are expressed so vividly, I could picture myself there. The pure honesty of her emotional struggles had me invested from start to finish. A wonderful read.” —Debby Yannakidis

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E. Pauline Spurrell developed a love of descriptive writing and poetry in early high school, it became like breathing to her; a natural and vital part of her young life. For many years, mental illness garbled her thoughts and stole her words. Through perseverance towards mental wellness, she reclaimed her creative voice; a miracle medicine for her mental health. Spurrell lives near the ocean, in Hillview, Newfoundland, Canada, with her loving husband of more than thirty-five years. Find her on Facebook: Words by E. Pauline Spurrell


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