9. 30-10.30 am, Saturday 24th October 2015, at St. Patricks College, Drumcondra, Dublin.
I have enjoyed and appreciated a long association with the William Glasser Institute of Ireland, and with the William Glasser Institute international. The late William Glasser founded Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. This association began when Irish psychologist Brian Lennon sent American psychiatrist a copy of my first book Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress.
Bill Glasser wrote about his reaction to my book in his 2003 book, Warning: Psychiatry may be Hazardous to your Mental Health:
Dedication: “To Brian Lennon, my esteemed colleague from Ireland. Since we met years ago, I have felt that your mind was a mirror of mine. When you sent me Terry Lynch’s book, Beyond Prozac, I was on my way.”
p. xxii: “. . . to save time, read Beyond Prozac, the seminal work on the hazards of biological psychiatry by Terry Lynch, a man you’ve already met in the Foreword to this book.”
p. 23: “Acquaint yourself with a few of the books in the Appendix so you can see for yourself that there is support for what I suggest. As I said in the Preface, if you have time for only one, I strongly recommend Beyond Prozac by Terry Lynch M.D. I just loved that book. If I every get seriously unhappy, I’m going to camp on Terry’s doorstep.”
p. 233: “Beyond Prozac: This is the book that gave me the impetus to write the book. I cannot speak of it too highly. If ever a man puts a human face on mental suffering and offers an optimistic message, Dr. Lynch is that man. I’ve read it twice and would not be surprised if I opened it again. I am so pleased he agreed to write the Foreword that began this book.”
I was honoured to be asked to write the foreword to that book.
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