Doctor Experiences Traumatic Breakdown, Sheds Light on Mental Health

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Author and medical doctor L.P. shares her personal experience to help others in her new book

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I neglected my own health and found out that the mind can only take so much before it breaks.

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month approaches, two recent celebrity suicides are still making headlines. Trying to understand the deaths of two people who seemed to have it all, designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, the public is forced to take a closer look at mental health.

In “Trapped in My Mind: Rescue Me,” doctor L.P. provides a tool for opening up dialogue about stress and mental health, to provide an avenue for understanding and compassion.

“I was working as a doctor and taking care of everybody else,” L.P. said. “I neglected my own health and found out that the mind can only take so much before it breaks.”

L.P. was a traveling medical doctor, working temporarily in Arizona when she found herself experiencing hallucinations and hearing voices. In her new book, she shares the visions she saw and the alternate reality she experienced, while in the midst of her psychotic episode.

“I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me,” L.P. said. “But maybe, by sharing my story, it will make it easier for someone else to reach out for help. I let loneliness and depression allow me to isolate myself and I stopped taking care of me. I want others to know that they are not alone.”

“Trapped in My Mind”
By L.P., M.D.
ISBN: 978-1-5462-2491-4
Available at AuthorHouse and Amazon

About the author
L.P. is a medical doctor from New York. She is passionate about her work and providing a good life for her family. After two failed relationships, working and giving too much to her job, the author found herself in the throes of a life-changing mental breakdown. The episodes and experience shared in her book are personal, and occurred in May 2015. To learn more about the author and her book, please visit


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