We all long to live a fulfilled and happy life – a life that offers us love and opportunity, independence and hope. Sadly, for many people struggling with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction, recovery and a future full of potential may seem to be unachievable goals.
In The Life Well Lived Professor Jim Lucey focuses on how a range of contemporary therapies can provide pathways to recovery. Through insightful case histories, he also explores issues such as stigma and other barriers to recovery, the true meaning of wellness, and how the rediscovery of a life of independence and social connection is not only possible but entirely achievable.
Positive and optimistic, The Life Well Lived shines a light into the psychotherapeutic world – a world which is so often feared and misunderstood.
Professor Jim Lucey is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, University of Dublin, and Medical Director at St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin. He has written numerous articles on the subject of mental health, having spent over thirty years working with individuals experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety, addiction, psychosis and suicidality. He is the author of two previous books, Understanding Psychiatry and the Irish Times bestseller In My Room. Jim lectures and conducts talks and seminars throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe and appears regularly on Irish radio and television to discuss issues of the mind and mental wellbeing. He lives in Dublin with his wife and family.