By Chris Sandford
Key Themes: Mental Health, OCD, Anxiety, Schizophrenia
A personal, dark and humourous story, divided into the days of a tragic week, set in a nameless town and told mainly through the eyes of two brothers Scott, a 16 year old paranoid schizophrenic, who has been abused by every father figure in his life, and with the aid of a variety of disturbing voices, finds himself tumbling head first, down a dark, uncontrollable and irresistible path. James, a writer who suffers from OCD and anxiety, who finds himself overwhelmed with guilt and worthlessness as he struggles to keep his anxiety under control, make sense of his life, save his brother and commit to his broken family.
About the Author
Chris Sandford was born in 1978 and lives in St Helens, Merseyside. In 2007, Chris was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, OCD, BDD and an eating disorder that was either linked to OCD, autism or something else! Chris graduated from Leeds University in 2005 and in 2010, he created Neutral Ground, a sports group which aims to create a safe haven for people with mental health related issues. He wrote Four Fathers to give a voice to mental health sufferers. Sandford is a keen mental health advocate and has aided various mental health projects and charities.