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When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers, Revised and Expanded

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When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Penguin (first published September 18th 1992)
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AJ
Unfortunately this book suffers from being horribly outdated, more than 20 years old at this point. A lot of the information is not really relevant anymore. Additionally, it's better for families with a member who has schizophrenia or bipolar, and not as much for those suffering from major depression. But there are still some interesting nuggets tucked away here or there.
eva
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
not bad content at all, but it seemed mainly relevant to schizophrenia, despite the author occasionally throwing in references to other mental illnesses such as depression.
Deborah Ackerman
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book through BookTasters on Twitter for a review.

This book is aim toward regonizing and understanding the emotions and the needs of caregivers of loved ones or adults with chronic illness like cancer as well as many others. This book is also aimed at helping caregivers and family to work through emotions that come with chronic illness.

Though this book was written more towards taking care of an adult with chronic illness, I found so many of the feelings and tactics in this book
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Chrystal
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource for family members of someone with a mental illness. She really helps you understand the reality of life with this illness and ways to cope and thrive. Thank you to NAMI and this important book!
Patricia Levesque
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must have if you have a love one who has a mental illness. Even though I've read it, I still need to keep it handy.
Jennifer
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who knows someone with a mental illness
When Someone You Love Has A Mental Illness by Rebecca Woolis is an invaluable book for anyone who lives with or cares fro someone suffering from a mental illness.
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REBECCA WOOLIS, MFT, is a licensed family therapist who has specialized for more than twenty years in working with people who suffer from mental illness, and with their families. She has directed a variety of community mental health programs for people with mental illness, and with co-occurring substance abuse, and for their family and friends. The recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from t ...more
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