Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers [NOOK Book]

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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 for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating ...
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Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers

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Overview

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 for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating health-care providers; managing workplace, financial, and legal matters.
      
Mrs. Carter addresses the latest breakthroughs in understanding, research, and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental disorders. She also discusses the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving for people with mental illness and offers concrete suggestions to help erase the prejudice and discrimination based on misinformation about mental illness. Her book is also a rich clearinghouse that guides readers to hundreds of specialized resources, including organizations, hot lines, newsletters, videos, books, websites, and more.

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"...details new research & treatments, offers advice on getting the most effective treatments for loved ones, and provides information on neutralizing the stigma of mental illness."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307807250
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/5/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,319,284
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rosalynn Carter has been a driving force in the field of mental health throughout her public service career. She is the bestselling author of First Lady from Plains, co-author with her husband of Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, and author of Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers (with Susan K. Golant). Susan K. Golant's latest collaborations include What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed (with Mitch Golant, Ph.D.) and The Shy Life (with Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    Very Educational

    This is one book that I did not hesitate to buy as I know so many people with mental illnesses. I must applaud Rosalyn Carter one of the former USA First Ladies for her help in enlightening readers to see these illnessess not as a stigma in this twenty first century.....but for us to learn that getting help is the priority here and soon. From Depression to Panic attacks, Paranoia to Schizophrenia, caregiving with lots of love and understanding can go a long way. Buy this book to assist you if not now, sometime in the Autumn years when family,friends and love ones may be taken under this dark umbrella. The treatments for each mental illness is remarkable. Thank you Roslyn Carter and Susan Golant for a book that's going to help millions around the world. Congratulations.

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