Blue Puffin

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Blue Puffin

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Blue Puffin
by Linda Hughes-Averill

When young Michael finds himself committed to a childrens psychiatric unit his first instinct is to keep playing the game. But when his life begins to mirror and mingle with some of the other children on the unit he understands what he must do. Laughter, tears, and horror await the clinicians as the children divulge their stories of pain and suffering. There is a reward waiting for those that commit to treatment and show promise to recovery. Who will go and who will stay depends on breaking through the faade, the lies, and betrayal.

About the Author

The author is a resident of Maine and has been writing for many years, but has never attempted to publish any work. She is the owner, director, and creator of a special purpose preschool for children with behavioral challenges, developmental delays, and mental health diagnosis. She has worked in the field of mental health for over twenty years. Her experiences range from State to private institutes, from geriatrics to preschoolers. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mental Health and Social Services and a Masters Degree in Child Development and Early Education.

(2011, paperback, 154 pages)