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If you have a child with mental illness or have found that you are in love with someone who suffers from a mental disorder, you know that the discovery itself can be devastating. Nancy Pizzo Boucher met her son's diagnosis with equanimity, perseverance and determination. She shares with us her very personal and poignant notes, essays and poetry. Prepare to laugh, cry and l ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published July 10th 2010 by nancy pizzo boucher (first published 2009)
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Laura
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Getting My Night Vision is a mother's collection of essays, poems, stories and notes that reflect the author's painful journey in helping her son fight his mental illness. The poetry is touching and insightful and clearly convey deep sadness and anguish but also hope and the power of a mother's love.

This is a short book but the nature of the content is reflective and emotional, so I spaced out my reading throughout several days. The author's memories are also about the losses in her life—the dea
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Laura Marchildon
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
When someone is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, it doesn’t just impact the individual, but as a family.
“Getting My Night Vision”, by Nancy Pizzo Boucher, is about the author’s son, Clem, who was diagnosed with a serious mental illness. The book is written as a true story, filled with poetry, letters, and lyrics, not only by Nancy, but also by her other son, Erza, and Clem himself.
“The main focus of the book, and in my opinion the most important, is how the family constantly worked as
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Nancy Pizzo Boucher

I am the ninth of thirteen children born into a first generation Italian American family. The importance and value of family has been an enduring force in my life. I taught special education for 24 years in public schools, starting programs for children with behavioral challenges. My responsibilities included screening, observation, and evaluation; developing and implementing go
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