Duncan MacLeod was born in Oakland. He went to prep school and then attended an Ivy League college. Later he dropped out, got arrested, hospitalized, addicted and recovered. When he gained steady footing in life, he penned a novel with a mission to bringing thousands of families closer together, sharing the sadness, mirth, and pain of mental illness.
This is the first in a series of novels, “5150: A Transfer (The Psychotic Break Series) ” takes the reader through the journey of mental illness.Set in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district in the 1980’s, 5150 depicts a failure in the rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. When young, gay Ethan Lloyd awakens to tremors he is first convinced they are little earthquakes. They turn out to be a forewarning of a psychotic episode that lands him first in jail, and then transferred or “5150’ed” to the mental hospital.
This book has a mission to share the psychotic experience with families and friends of the mentally ill, so that they may better understand what is going on inside the heads of their loved ones.