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Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness, "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the Rosalynn Carter Symposia ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 27th 1999 by Harmony
(first published January 1st 1998)
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Nov 15, 2014 AJ rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book didn't really cover much that you can't find in other, more helpful books such as Understanding Depression. A lot of information here is extremely outdated, especially as medications have changed and the ACA was passed. There's also a ton of self-congratulatory back-patting about how her and her husband did so much for people with mental illnesses. Sure, it may be true, but it's just annoying to read.
Helping Someone With Mental Illness by Rosalynn Carter is a well thought out and thorough book on mental illness. Considering the broad range of mental illnesses and the ever changing world of pharmaceuticals, I truly think Carter does a remarkable job helping the reader understand the complexities of helping someone with a mental illness and highly recommend Helping Someone with Mental Illness.
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter is the wife of former United States President Jimmy Carter and was First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981.More about Rosalynn Carter...