His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title The author relates her son's struggle with manic depression, describing the early signs of his illness, the diagnosis and treatment that bought some time, and the final tragedy of his suicide at age nineteen "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Review : It's hard to listen to any story that deals with the loss of a child, but Danielle Steel's memoir of her son, Nick Traina, is both tender and engrossing.
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Published by Wheeler Pub Inc New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2. The most troubling symptom of A. In the several years that followed, flurries of visits to psychiatrists and short-terms stays in numerous hospitals, each time, were met with frustration. It was then that he was most functional and successful.
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He was a forest fire waiting to happen, and while the conflagration began to burn, and the flames began to devour him, none of us could yet see it. He had three failed suicide attempts before he was finally successful.
This reader found distraction early in the book when Ms. Steel consistently referenced future incidents, causing difficulty relating to, and focusing on, the then current events.
His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina
Many times throughout the book, there were details that were repeated a mere two pages later, as if the author had forgotten that she just mentioned that particular incident. Additionally, there was a gross overuse of commas throughout and, many, many sentences that began with conjunctions and an uncommon amount of incomplete sentences. While to some, these things may seem insignificant, as a writer, this added to the distraction and confusion during the read. Still, Ms. Steel skillfully magnifies the frustrations, the feeling of helplessness, and that of the burdens felt by parents of a child with a mental illness.
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Steel could tell the tale in thousands of words, thousands of pages, but none spoke as loudly or with as much clarity as these. This book is an imperative read for anyone who knows of someone with a mental illness, loves someone with a mental illness, or who hopes to work in the field. His Bright Light, The Story of Nick Traina will stimulate and awaken the mind and, hopefully, bring compassion and understanding to its readers.
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After leaving Link 80 in August , Traina formed a new band called Knowledge  and recorded a demo with them that has since been released on Asian Man Records. A song titled "Gnat" was included on the release; the song was recorded years earlier with Leavitt, who died on June 3, Due to the many problems Traina exhibited from childhood, his life included a number of psychiatric hospitalizations for drug abuse and for treatment of bipolar disorder.
While his mother tried to get him the proper medical help, Traina died at 19, from a self-administered morphine overdose at the home of a friend, Julie Campbell. In , Steel released her book titled His Bright Light which was about Nick's life and death along with his struggles with mental illness and drugs. Proceeds of the book, which reached the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller List, were used to found the Nick Traina Foundation, which Steel runs, to fund organizations dedicated to treating mental illness.
In June , Link 80 reunited for two reunion shows and released a five minute tribute video featuring footage and images of Traina accompanied by the Social Distortion song "When the Angels Sing" that was played before the shows.