72 Hour Hold
This is FICTION??? I asked myself repeatedly.
Cause I could swear this woman LIVED with me.
Later on I found out just how close Ms Moore Campbell's ties to bipolar disorder really were. The rumors were flying rampantly that this was based on her life with her daughter Mia Campbell, the UPN sitcom star who became far more "famous" for her crack-induced escapades.
No one knows how troubling it is to sit by helplessly whi ...more
mother's frustration and desperation when dealing with a daughter suffering from mental illness. Earlier in the year, divorcee Kira Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Trina, was a high school senior and National Merit Scholar with a bright future ahead of her - starting with plans to study at Brown University in the fall. Then suddenly and unexpectedly, Trina changes and Kira innocently ignores a host of symptoms and warning signs. Trina ...more
The only flaw was with the stereotypes. The may be trying to crush one black stereotype but she keeps the majority intact.
Single mother and businesswoman Keri Whitmore is struggling with her teenage daughter Trina's recent diagnosis with bipolar disorder, which has wreaked havoc with her plans for college and the future. ...more
I'm not sure that this would have held my interest had I read it. The narrator performed her role, as opposed to simply reading the words. Her accents were awful but the depth of the main character made up the difference. I found myself sad when I had to take my earbuds off each day.
72 Hour Hold takes the reader on a harrowing journey into mental illness through the eyes of a mother whose idyllic life shatters as her daughter descends into bipolar disorder. The book is grim yet riveting, occasionally painful to read but impossible to put down. Campbell, a bestselling novelist, writes from experience__a member of her own family suffers from a mental illness, and she helped form a support group in Los Angeles. African-Americans suffer most acutely from mental illness, in part...more
I was not too big on Campbell incorporating the problem of race into this book. Although it needs to be acknowledged that the difficulties of a single, African-American woman, taking care of a daughter with bi-polar disorder are great, the issue of race within the plot takes away from the real problems.
The bottom line is that in today's society, people who have mental illnesses are not ...more
It will make you laugh at the things she cannot change, cry along with her during the setbacks, & rejoice in the positive steps her daughter t ...more
On the very first page, from the writing style alone, I almost put it down and crossed it off my to be read list for good. Because of the subject matter though, I gave it another shot. I will say that it got easier, began to flow more naturally, and it kept the story moving along more fast-paced, but I never really got comfortable with it.
I like this book because it's doing so many amazing things. Not only is it about bipolar disorder and the con ...more
I will start out by saying that overall I recommend this book and I think that it is an interesting read. If you have any interest in mental illness and their effects on loved ones, I would give this a read.
The beginning of this book is really gripping, and unfortunately the momentum doesn't carry through the book. Later in the book, the vision falls a little flat. The focus on the book is primarily on ...more
Yes, there are parts of the journey which are tedious, boring and re ...more
Told in the POV of the principal character, Keri Whitmore, a loving mother desperate to help her daughter, Trina. Keri is grieving the loss of her relationship with Trina as she knew it and Trina’s future as she had hoped it to be. We are ...more
The author paints a vivid picture of what it is like to deal with a mentally ill loved one. Towards the middle it drags a bit but the story did a good job of pointing out the flaws of the system in regards to having a mentally ill person supervised.