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Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family, Beard, Jean J.; Gillespie, Peggy
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Author Name:    Beard, Jean J.; Gillespie, Peggy

Title:   Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    The New Press 

ISBN Number:   1565847865 / 9781565847866

Seller ID:   ING9781565847866

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One in five Americans has a mental illness. Nothing to Hide, a stunning tribute to the millions of families for whom mental illness is a part of everyday life, juxtaposes first-person accounts with beautifully reproduced duotone photographs of 44 families who defy the stigma of mental illness to speak for themselves about their lives, their illnesses, and their struggles to get well.

Each family in the book is portrayed in two ways: Photographs capture the members together and, often, singly or in pairs. Individual statements -- usually one from each person in the family -- complete the family picture by telling the story from various points of view. The families, different in many ways, have in common an ongoing struggle with illnesses ranging from schizophrenia anti bipolar illness to obsessive compulsive disorder and major depression. These open and candid stories show us that the mentally ill and their families have much in common with the rest of us. They can be found in every community of America, and represent the full range of our economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. Only a small percentage of the mentally ill live with caretakers or in treatment centers.

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