Practicing psychiatrist Scherezade Siobhan combines her vast knowledge of the human mind with her work experience to create this collection of essays. Each one of these is a story about real people and the challenges they face - from living with bipolar disorder to the aftershocks of abuse.
Weaving these vignettes together, with sensitivity and understanding, the author reveals the many hurdles we face as individuals and as a community - be it the unique structure of the average Indian family and the space it creates for oppression; ideas of masculinity that restrict the articulation of pain, or the increasingly complex nature of modern relationships.
Through these pages, the author reflects on her own trauma, looking to create a book that will double as a sanctuary - where the reader may find the security and resources needed to learn more about themselves. Ultimately, these journeys towards better mental health highlight the resilience of the human mind, promising a brighter path to recovery.
That Beautiful Elsewhere: Journeys In Mental Health