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Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers

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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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Janice
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My first presidential vote went to Jimmy Carter. Prior to reading Helping Someone With A Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide For Family, Friends, and Caregivers, I knew little of Rosalynn Carter, other than she is Mr. Carter's wife. I learned more about Mrs. Carter's commendable support and activism for mental health while reading this book than about helping someone with mental illness. Granted, the book was published in 1998, with dated resources; I think more helpful resources are available ...more
AJ
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 A lot of information here is extremely outdated, especially as medications have changed and the ACA was passed.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.
Jennifer
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Aistė
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Buvo įdomių vietų, bet sakyčiau, kad knyga labiau naudinga žmonėms, turintiems šeimos narį ar pažįstamą su psichikos liga. Psichikos sveikatos specialistams iš jos nedaug naudos. Be to, didžioji dalis knygos neaktuali Lietuvai, nes aiškina apie Amerikos sveikatos priežiūros sistemą (kuri, kaip šiandien sužinojau, dar vis tebėra tragiška).
Angela
I've been reading a lot about schizophrenia, and this one helped be understand a possible prognosis for the conditon.
Grandma Sue
Oct 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Excellent for understanding mental illnesses, but out-of-date on pharmaceutical treatment. A must-read for people new to the topic.
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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.
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