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People With Mental Illness (Other America)…

People With Mental Illness (Other America)

by Gail B. Stewart

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As part of my ongoing research into the mental health system for my daughter, I came upon this book at the local library. It was an interesting read that presented four cases of various types of mental illness and how the sufferers were coping with everyday life. As this was my biggest concern for my daughter, I found the information in the book to be very useful and my husband wound up reading it as well. I was grateful for the author’s honest portrayal of how each person was not always coping well with their disease. Rather than paint a false picture, the author demonstrated that those who fight bi-polar, schizophrenia, OCD, and depression; constantly battle themselves daily to do the most mundane tasks. Small things such as getting dressed can be overwhelming on an off day.

I really absorbed this book and only wished that it gave more cases for the reader. I found the book to be just a little too short for me. There are many other mental illnesses that are becoming more well-known these days that I hope that the author will do an update and double the cases presented. Other than that I thought the book was an excellent resource for all parents or teachers that are struggling with someone who has a mental illness. It is not always easy, but there is hope with both medications and behavioral modification programs. I strongly recommend this book and hope other parents pick it up to read. ( )
  Jennifer35k | Mar 9, 2015 |
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Presents the personal stories of three people with mental illness, discussing how each handles the daily demands of family, education, social life, and medical treatment and finds the strength and courage to continue the battle against this common debilitating condition.… (more)

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