Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness

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In Fact Books #ad - Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, too, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, these stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows—and sometimes, OCD, and other diagnoses, PTSD, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself—or when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, trichillomania, self-harm, the unexpected and surprising rewards—of living with mental illness.

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Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness

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In Fact Books #ad - In any given year, one in four americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill. We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, as current therapists and as former patients—the challenges presented by depression, OCD, often intimate stories reflect the writers’ struggles to overcome—both as professionals and as individuals, bipolar disorder, and other mental disorders.

. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.

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Toward a Theology of Psychological Disorder

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Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers #ad - How do christians in the twenty-first century understand psychological disorders? What does Scripture have to teach us about these conditions? Marcia Webb examines attitudes about psychological disorder in the church today, and compares them to the scriptural testimony. She offers theological and psychological insights to help contemporary Christians integrate biblical perspectives with current scientific knowledge about mental illness.

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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

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Hachette Books #ad - Finalist for the PEN/E. O. No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change. New york times book reviewnew york times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia.

From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at bedlam asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America #ad - A blend of history, biography, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, memoir, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood. Braided with that history is the moving story of powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, endearing, who is also schizophrenic.

. Wilson literary science writing award * washington post notable Book of the Year * People Magazine Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year *"Extraordinary and courageous.

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Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

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Berkley #ad - This is the earley family's compelling story, brutal conditions instead of treatment, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, in the “revolving doors” between hospital and jail. Earley takes us directly into that experience—and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way.

A magnificent gift to those of us who love someone who has a mental illness…Earley has used his considerable skills to meticulously research why the mental health system is so profoundly broken. Bebe moore campbell, author of 72 Hour HoldFormer Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system.

Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness #ad - But it was only when his own son—in the throes of a manic episode—broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail-an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago.

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Surviving an Eating Disorder, Third Edition: Strategies for Family and Friends

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - This updated and revised edition provides the latest information on how parents, spouses, friends, and professionals can thoughtfully determine the right course of action in their individual situations. With its combination of information, and practical strategies, case examples, insight, Surviving an Eating Disorder opens the way to new growth and helpful solutions in your relationship with your loved one.

It was one of the first books to offer effective support and solutions for family, friends, and all others who are the "silent sufferers" of eating disorders. Surviving an eating disorder has become a classic since it was first published in 1988.

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All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness

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Seal Press #ad - It details their unsettling spiral from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, examines the fragile line between reality and madness, and reveals the true power of love and forgiveness. Her once brilliant and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, leaving his wife and nine-year-old daughter without so much as a note to explain his actions, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him.

All the things we never knew takes readers on a breathtaking journey, from David and Sheila's early romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. A reporter chases the biggest story of her life -- her husband's descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her.

All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness #ad - By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late.

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Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission

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IVP Books #ad - The 2014 christianity Today Book Award Winner Her. Meneuticswinner of a 2013 leadership journal book award "Our Very Short List" in "The Leader's Outer Life" categoryMental illness is the sort of thing we don't like to talk about. So instead, too often we reduce people who are mentally ill to caricatures and ghosts, and simply pretend they don't exist.

. And then there's their friends and family members, who bear their own scars and anxious thoughts, and who see no safe place to talk about the impact of mental illness on their lives and their loved ones. In troubled minds amy simpson, whose family knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental illness, and she shows us the path to loving them well and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts and whole souls, reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ, with the strength we have and with minds that are whole as well as minds that are troubled.

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission #ad - They do exist, however―statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from some kind of mental illness. Many of these people are sitting in churches week after week, suffering in stigmatized silence. It doesn't reduce nicely to simple solutions and happy outcomes.

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Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

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Basic Books #ad - As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisonsAmerica has made mental illness a crime. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.

Jails in new york, los angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders. In this revelatory book, journalist alisa roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.

Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness #ad - Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look.

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My Mental Madness Memoir: The provocative TRUE journey through my struggles with mental illness

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#ad - There is no other book out there quite like this one. The author suffers from clinical depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and borderline personality disorder. It is amazing!!!""to anyone who hasn't read this, I highly recommend it. I wish you nothing but happiness and peace in your life you deserve it.

I have just finished this amazing book. Now that i am mentally stable, I want to give back and help others with their own recoveries. After all, i didn't want to believe I had this type of mental illness. But after many years of being extremely emotionally unstable, she acquires the courage, hope, faith, accept, strength, and love she needs to understand, and live with her illnesses.

My Mental Madness Memoir: The provocative TRUE journey through my struggles with mental illness #ad - Very insightful to read for anyone. One thing i liked about the book is nothing is sugar coated. What a brave, remarkable lady the author is! She describes exactly what it is like to suffer. The author describes in detail all the insanity, oppressive symptoms, disturbing behaviors, and various feelings associated with the mental battles within her own mind.

As for hearing voices, I didn't believe I was. But in my mind, this was my reality. This book is completely unique and one-of-a-kind.

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Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Multiple trips to the psych ward resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and it took many trial runs of drugs and ultimately electroshock therapy to bring Linea back. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation, career demands, and laughter around the dinner table. But her family never gave up on her.

From initial worrying symptoms to long sleepless nights to cross-country flights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust, Perfect Chaos tells Linea and Cinda's harrowing and inspiring story, of an illness that they conquer together every day. It is the story of a daughter's courage, a mother's faith, and the love that carried them through the darkest times.

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her #ad - The johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area - two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. And linea never stopped trying to find her way back to them. Perfect chaos is the story of a mother and daughter's journey through mental illness towards hope. Then the younger daughter, Linea, started experiencing crippling bouts of suicidal depression.

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