The Madhouse of Love


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By Peter G Mackie

A Teenagers Own Story

ISBN: 9781849912372
Published: 2010
Pages: 101
Key Themes: depression, empowerment, homeless, psychiatry


Written at the age of 17, The Madhouse of Love is the story of a 12-year-old who is kept in a psychiatric unit for 2 years in Scotland in the late 1960s due to a misunderstanding.

During his stay in the hospital, he falls in love with a girl who is also a patient, but their relationship is put a stop to by the authorities, leading them both to contemplate suicide.

Eventually, Tony manages to discharge himself by using a great deal of tact and persuasion but ends up homeless in London at the age of 16.

About the Author

Peter G. Mackie was born in Perth, Scotland in 1957 and, as a teenager, spent 2 years in an Adolescent Unit, causing him to lapse into depression.

In the 1970s and 1980s, he spent several years living and working abroad, which helped him see a more positive side of life.

However, in recent years, his depression has returned, along with panic attacks.

He is currently attending Redhall Walled Garden, a project in Edinburgh run by the Scottish Association for Mental Health, where he is doing a computer course.


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