• Title: Boy. Am I Mad?
  • Author: Heather Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781449511371
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Boy Am I Mad How do you lose the job you loved in the blink of an eye How do you feel when children you cherished and cared for are lost to you What happens when a disturbed child makes a false allegation against
    How do you lose the job you loved in the blink of an eye How do you feel when children you cherished and cared for are lost to you What happens when a disturbed child makes a false allegation against you How do you prove you re not guilty when you are innocent Heather had a successful career of thirty years as a teacher, something she was passionate about improving tHow do you lose the job you loved in the blink of an eye How do you feel when children you cherished and cared for are lost to you What happens when a disturbed child makes a false allegation against you How do you prove you re not guilty when you are innocent Heather had a successful career of thirty years as a teacher, something she was passionate about improving the lives of children everyday schools couldn t cope with until one day her principal called her in to his office and told her that one of the children had made an allegation against her This was the start of her nightmare which led her eventually after six months of waiting and growing disbelief to the interview room in the police station, to sessions with a psychiatrist and to suicidal thoughts Severe depression became a fact of life Life became a ladder and Heather was always going down Some days faster than others This is the agonising account of the ship wreck of one person s life.

    One Reply to “Boy. Am I Mad?”

    1. I read this in 2011. It is a moving account of what it is like to be falsely accused of hitting a child and then to feel over-whelmed by depression. Heather writes passionately about her teaching and you can see clearly the profound effect on her sense of identity when this is taken away from her. She lets us into the pain and confusion of mental distress, and how this takes over her life. I have nothing but admiration for the person she is and how eloquently she writes.I think this book should [...]

    2. Not too bad, it moved along quite nicely, and the ending was goodDoesn't leave you hanging wondering what happened.

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