Lucy in the Skye

Lucy wakes up in the coldness of a hospital room after another suicide attempt and realizes her life needs an urgent change. Having been caught up in a whirlwind of vices, self-loathing, and erratic behavior for twenty- one years, it is now time for Lucy to embark upon a new path. This riveting novel takes us alongside Lucy in her journey around the world to fi nd her father, oblivious to the fact that her travels would lead her to encounter much more than her long-lost parent.

A constant struggle between mental health issues and her desired recovery, Lucy gives voice to all those stories of suffering, fear, prejudice, and confusion that are silenced by stigma and rejection. Lucy is the outcast, the odd one out, whose thrilling adventures will move us and entertain us at an equal pace. But Lucy is not just the mad psychiatric patient, she is nothing more than a girl trying to become a happy woman.

Dr. Carolina Giacobone

She is a medical doctor who specializes in general adult psychiatry. Born in Argentina in 1988, she moved to Ireland in 2015, after fi nishing her specialization with the highest honors. Carolina has been working as a psychiatrist and a lecturer in psychiatry since 2012. She has published several poems, articles, and short stories in magazines, but Lucy in the Skye is her fi rst published novel. She lives with her husband, cat, and dog, and she is as passionate about mental health as she is about writing. Her goal is to convey a positive, deep, mind-opening message to all the readers.

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I was my first patient

The movie was about to start. I had popcorn in one hand and my purse in the other. I immediately dropped both and closed my eyes. It was January 1, 2009, at 6 in the evening. I will never forget that date because it was the first time I was certain I was going to die.

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