I lost my mind in order to gain my soul. Those are the words of a man who has lived through the struggle to conquer his mental illness through a journey of self-discovery that takes him to prisons and hospitals-and a world inhabited by saints, angels, and devils.
Author Paul Arthur Bell begins his story with a riveting scene-a police officer points his .38 revolver at him. As Bell places his forehead against the muzzle, he shouts, 'Be gone, Devil!" Later arrested and charged with drug use, Bell spends the night in jail, hallucinating and wondering how he got there in the first place. His girlfriend, Darla, is confused and takes a mystified Bell along with her on a nonstop roller coaster ride of emotions and unrequited love. Bell eventually discovers that a higher power has come to him as a whisper through all he has endured, and shares his newfound wisdom and unashamed honesty about his twenty-five-year battle with his demons.
Bell refuses labels and understands that his destiny is to learn to listen. If you suffer from mental illness or know someone who does, Beyond Psychosis will help you find insight into the ravages of this disease.