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Ascent from Darkness Memoirs of a young airline pilots struggles with, and ultimate triumph over, a debilitating illness of the mind

Kurtis Aukamp

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ISBN 10: 1425975771 / ISBN 13: 9781425975777
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200 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.6in.I was employed as a commercial airline pilot until a hereditary mental illness caused my career to come to a screeching halt in 1993. Being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration after seeking treatment for major depression was mandatory in order to comply with strict medical standards under the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations. My official diagnosis was eventually changed to bipolar disorder, and the ensuing loss of my career was rather devastating. Battling severe depression initially and later intense bipolar mood swings were extremely heavy burdens placed upon me at a fairly young age. Many people in our society are stricken with debilitating illnesses of the mind and often face difficult uphill battles. I share my personal experiences in an attempt to illustrate that serious mental health issues can be treated successfully and ultimately conquered. Depression can strike anyone out of the blue and transform life into an extremely challenging struggle. Facing the barriers that such illnesses place in the lives of the afflicted often seem insurmountable, but can be overcome. Ascent from Darkness is a factual account of my life thus far. I trust it will serve to inspire those individuals trapped in the darkness to have enduring hope. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781425975777

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I was employed as a commercial airline pilot until a hereditary mental illness caused my career to come to a screeching halt in 1993. Being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration after seeking treatment for major depression was mandatory in order to comply with strict medical standards under the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations. My official diagnosis was eventually changed to bipolar disorder, and the ensuing loss of my career was rather devastating. Battling severe depression initially and later intense bipolar mood swings were extremely heavy burdens placed upon me at a fairly young age. Many people in our society are stricken with debilitating illnesses of the mind and often face difficult uphill battles. I share my personal experiences in an attempt to illustrate that serious mental health issues can be treated successfully and ultimately conquered. Depression can strike anyone out of the blue and transform life into an extremely challenging struggle. Facing the barriers that such illnesses place in the lives of the afflicted often seem insurmountable, but can be overcome. Ascent from Darkness is a factual account of my life thus far. I trust it will serve to inspire those individuals trapped in the darkness to have enduring hope...

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Born and raised in a small rural community in southeastern Pennsylvania, I learned to fly at a local airport and later became a genuine airline pilot at the age of twenty-two.¿ Only five years later, I was diagnosed with an inherited mental disorder that threatened to end my career. Having spent many years collecting notes¿and formulating ideas while living with a challenging disorder of the mind, my autobiographical account titled Ascent from Darkness has come to fruition. The book is about my real-life experiences in dealing with depression and living with bipolar disorder.¿ My research and in-depth personal experiences have been compiled into a manuscript that is intended to share an inspirational message of hope with members of our society desperate for this illuminating story in a world often shrouded in darkness.¿ Currently, I reside in central Florida and have overcome all detrimental effects of living with an illness of the mind.¿ My inherited disorder is totally under control and I am gainfully employed as an instructor pilot for a major U.S. air carrier.

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