Mental Illness and Your Town: 37 Ways for Communities to Help and Heal [NOOK Book]

Overview

Written with authority and compassion, this is the book that rescues mental illness from the shadows and takes the disability into the community.
• Learn how each person can play a role to help those who so often suffer alone.
• Hear the stories of the people who’ve found how to triumph over this ...
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Mental Illness and Your Town: 37 Ways for Communities to Help and Heal

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Overview

Written with authority and compassion, this is the book that rescues mental illness from the shadows and takes the disability into the community.
• Learn how each person can play a role to help those who so often suffer alone.
• Hear the stories of the people who’ve found how to triumph over this disability.
• Discover how everyone can work together to create a treatment revolution that enriches and saves lives.
• Let this guide open your heart and mind to be inspired and challenged to do the work ahead.

A Book that will Change Your Community!

"Larry Hayes provides families with a real self-help manual that is personal and compassionate, yet practical and hands-on. It is long overdue and can only come from someone who has been there--in the trenches. Larry certainly has."
--Stephen C. McCaffrey, President, Mental Health America of Indiana

"With a father's wit and a reporter's well-honed writing skills, Larry Hayes uses his family's story to offer practical suggestions about how communities can help persons with mental illnesses recover and thrive. This is a wonderful blueprint that spells out ways to change lives and help persons seldom seen or heard."
--Pete Earley, author, “CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness”

"Larry Hayes demonstrates in this book a very rare gift that he has, the ability to reduce complex social problems to simple terms. In addition, he fills the book with practical solutions and ways to reduce the sometimes debilitating effects of mental illness."
--James C. Howell, Ph.D., juvenile justice researcher
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Editorial Reviews

Carol Hoyer
Larry Hayes has finally taken mental illness out of the closet and set a blueprint into place that will help millions of families and individuals with mental illness get the help they need. From his own experiences, Mr. Hayes shares ways in which each of us can reduce the stigma of having a mental illness with excellent examples and ideas of how to set up programs/services to help regain dignity. "Mental Illness and Your Town" by Larry Hayes is a must read and have for all my students.
Charline Ratcliff
I definitely feel that the overall message contained within the pages of "Mental Illness and Your Town" is important. I'm neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist but I would agree that "mental illness" should encompass much more than just schizophrenia or delusional psychosis. "Mental Illness and Your Town" is a sincere book with an important message plus, it's a great compilation of suggestions and resources.
Reader Views - Carol Hoyer
Larry Hayes has finally taken mental illness out of the closet and set a blueprint into place that will help millions of families and individuals with mental illness get the help they need. From his own experiences, Mr. Hayes shares ways in which each of us can reduce the stigma of having a mental illness with excellent examples and ideas of how to set up programs/services to help regain dignity. "Mental Illness and Your Town" by Larry Hayes is a must read and have for all my students.
RebeccasReads - Charline Ratcliff
I definitely feel that the overall message contained within the pages of "Mental Illness and Your Town" is important. I'm neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist but I would agree that "mental illness" should encompass much more than just schizophrenia or delusional psychosis. "Mental Illness and Your Town" is a sincere book with an important message plus, it's a great compilation of suggestions and resources.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012742735
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,261,694
  • File size: 923 KB

Meet the Author

Larry Hayes is the retired editorial page editor and columnist for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, a former minister, high school and college instructor and activist. He's the author of "Mental Illness and Your Town" and "Monday I’ll Save the World". His expertise lies in such fields as mental health and mental illness, juvenile justice, education, racial justice and poverty. Join him on his blog at www.LarryHayes.com.
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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Straight Forward & Succinct "How to Guide"

    Larry Hayes has written a straight forward and succinct book on how communities can support, promote healing, and ultimately help people who have struggled with mental illness. Mental Illness and Your Town is a "How to Guide" for developing community based supports and services ranging from Suicide Hotlines to Club Houses and job opportunities. It is a great educational resource for community activists and concerned citizens who believe that the success of a community can be measured by how it treats those who are less fortunate (anonymous quotation). Not only can these recommendations potentially save lives, but it increases the likelihood that people who struggle with mental health issues can contribute back as active members of their community. As an author and outreach clinician who has worked with people experiencing homelessness and major mental illnesses, I highly recommend this book. Jay S. Levy, LICSW Author of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

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