Book Talks: How Can I Help?

how can I helpHow Can I Help? by David Goldbloom

How Can I Help?: a week in my life as a psychiatrist by Dr. David Goldbloom portrays a week in the life of the author as he treats patients, communicates with families, and trains staff at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the largest psychiatric facility in Canada. This highly readable and touching behind-the-scenes account of his daily encounters with a wide range of psychiatric concerns – from his own patients and their families to Emergency Department arrivals – puts a human face on an often misunderstood area of medical expertise. How Can I Help? demystifies a profession that has undergone profound change over the past twenty-five years, a profession that is often misunderstood by the public and the media, and even by doctors themselves. It offers a compassionate, realistic picture of a branch of medicine that is entering a new phase, as increasingly we are able to decode the mysteries of the brain and offer new hope for sufferers of mental illness. How Can I Help? is one of ten titles shortlisted for 2017’s Evergreen™ Award and can be requested through the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired on 100.9 CANOE FM.

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