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Author Virginia Frusteri Sollars Announces New Release, 'And Some Will Triumph', An Uncensored Look Into Correctional Mental Health

01-24-2017 04:23 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Author Virginia Frusteri Sollars

Author Virginia Frusteri Sollars

Author Virginia Frusteri Sollars has announced the release of 'And Some Will Triumph: Stories of the Mentally Ill in a Correctional Setting and the Nurses Who Care for Them'. 'And Some Will Triumph' relates the story of Elizabeth, a psychiatric nurse, who comes to California, with her teenage daughter, to work at the Raine Correctional Facility.

Sollars uses her captivating and sometimes shocking stories of fact-based fiction to reveal the stark truths that lie behind the curtain of today’s current issues- the fundamental facts often obscured by our headline culture. Her gift for raw storytelling takes readers backstage, where they will experience, in vivid 3-D the challenges her semi-fictional characters must face. She brings the truth into the light, and lays bare the stunning reality behind these stories in ways that mere headlines could never achieve.

As a psychiatric nurse, Virginia journeyed inside the minds of the mentally ill. She not only allows her readers to participate in the day to day struggles that ensue behind the heavy steel doors of the correctional facility, but takes her readers into the thoughts, fears and secrets of the psychiatric inmates. Virginia explains the reasons why the criminal justice system has become the dumping ground for the mentally ill and why there are so few beds available to them on the outside, a matter of great concern in the United States.

"Most books about crimes, inmates and or prisoners write about one event and the whole book centers around that." Sollars stated. "I wanted to give my readers a broader spectrum. I wanted to make them aware of just how many mental health disorders there are, in a manner that could be easily understood, how devastating it can be for people dealing with severe depression, mania, psychosis and many of the other disorders I bring to light. How having a mental disorder can lead people to commit terrible crimes. I bring my readers into a correctional facility, so they can walk the halls I walked, and get a real feel of how psychiatric nurses deal with these inmates as well as how the inmates cope. I wanted to educate people of the challenges both the nurses and the inmates face."

Sollars' book has received rave reviews from readers. Kirkus Reviews said the book is " . . .a remarkable timeline of the treatment of mental illness in the past 40 years, and it’s a triumphant account of her boldness as a mother, nurse, and woman. At a time when mental health is in the forefront of conversations about our health care system, her story is one of hope."

One reader stated, "Absolutely the best book I’ve read in years, uncensored look into correctional mental health, patients, inmates and the professionals who deal with some of society’s most troubled criminals, their day to day struggles all interwoven within a gripping story of murder and suspense. A must read!" Another said, "Awesome story! While the story keeps you turning the page to see what happens next, the real plight of the mental health patients in a correctional setting is heartbreaking.

Virginia Sollars is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at virginiasollars@yahoo.com. 'And Some Will Triumph' is available at online retailers. More information is available at her website.

Virginia Frusteri Sollars was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and became a registered nurse in 1980, working as a psychiatric nurse for most of her career. She worked in the jail system for twenty-six years, caring for and treating the mentally ill.

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