Fountain House: Portraits of Lives Reclaimed from Mental Illness

Fountain House: Portraits of Lives Reclaimed from Mental Illness

by Mark Glickman, Mary Flannery
     
 

ISBN-10: 156838128X

ISBN-13: 9781568381282

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services

Severe mental illness affects 5.5 million people in the U.S. usually striking between the ages of 15 and 24. Family members are often overwhelmed as they try to cope with their love one's illness and treatment.

Fountain House has helped tens of thousands of people since its inception in 1948 in New York City. Their highly successful treatment program, which

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Overview

Severe mental illness affects 5.5 million people in the U.S. usually striking between the ages of 15 and 24. Family members are often overwhelmed as they try to cope with their love one's illness and treatment.

Fountain House has helped tens of thousands of people since its inception in 1948 in New York City. Their highly successful treatment program, which combines a psycho-social approach to rehabilitation, has generated a network of 250 other similar groups around the world.

In Fountain House: Portraits of Lives Reclaimed, twelve Fountain House members and staffers share their personal stories of struggling with the pain and confusion of their illness. Each of these stories highlights the personal challenges faced by people with severe mental illness as well as the successful models they've discovered for living with their illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568381282
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.59(d)

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