This compelling and moving story focuses on the struggles of her son and her family in dealing with her son's addiction and mental illness. Her love, anguish, frustration, and passion will touch readers-not only those dealing with similar issues in their own families, but any reader who has experienced the anxiety that comes with a loved one having an ongoing health crisis. In addition to painting a vivid portrait of the daily life and the crisis points in her journey, Caring Mother gives a wonderful gift to other caregivers by reassuring them about the range of emotions they feel and describing ways she found to cope and maintain her focus on her son and her family.
Caring Mother takes time to set the stage at the beginning of the book by telling her own family's health history. The concluding chapters are insightful, as the author looks at the misconceptions and stereotypes involving the mentally ill and how images in the media play a role. This true story is a book with the capacity to send a heart warming message of strength to readers - one that can radically improve their lives.