This is my first foray into the world of creative writing and my dream is to finish this work and have it published. I have a Political Science degree from Carleton University, in Ottawa, but have always aspired to a career as a writer of fiction. While this novel is fictional, it is my real struggle with mental health that has provided me insight and created the backdrop for a story, that perhaps needs to be told in 2022.
Jack Williams, struggling with schizophrenia, is admitted to the Smyth Mental Health Centre. His journey of recovery - from despair to hope - is characterized by the friendships that he makes and the 'Controller' that he leaves behind.
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