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When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers
     

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers

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by Rebecca Woolis, R. Woolis, Agnes Hatfied (Foreword by)
 

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This indispensable book about love and mental health addresses the short-term, daily problems of living with a person with mental illness, as well as long-term planning and care. Of special note are the forty-three “Quick Reference Guides” about such topics as: responding to hallucinations, delusions, violence and anger; helping your loved one comply

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This indispensable book about love and mental health addresses the short-term, daily problems of living with a person with mental illness, as well as long-term planning and care. Of special note are the forty-three “Quick Reference Guides” about such topics as: responding to hallucinations, delusions, violence and anger; helping your loved one comply with treatment plans and medication; deciding if the person should live at home or in a facility; choosing a doctor and dealing with mental health professionals; handling the holidays and family activities; managing stress; helping siblings and adult children with their special concerns.

“Ms. Woolis produced a handbook which is both practical and accessible, eminently useful for all of us who have a family member with a serious mental illness.” –E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., author of Surviving Schizophrenia

“Rebecca Woolis presents easy-to-follow practical guidelines for coping with the multitude of problems that regularly confront families. In minutes the reader can find helpful suggestions for dealing with any problem that might arise.” –Christopher S. Amenson, Ph.D., Director, Pacific Clinics East

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874776959
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/27/2003
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
157,052
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is an outstanding overview for extended family members and others involved in the care/support of a person who has bipolar disorder aka manic depression. Has proven very helpful in our situation.