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The Resource A Common Struggle, Stephen Fried, (electronic resource)

A Common Struggle, Stephen Fried, (electronic resource)

Label
A Common Struggle
Title
A Common Struggle
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fried
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Language
eng
Summary
Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, "Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier" and then, several hours later, "Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction." It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation's leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act?and after the death of his father, leaving Congress?he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as "family secrets." Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling author Stephen Fried, A Common Struggle is both a cry for empathy and a call to action. From the Hardcover edition
Summary
The former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy details his personal and political battles with mental illness and addiction while tracing the history of mental health care in America as it was reflected by his family
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443405
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B@L
Dewey number
  • 616.890092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction
Label
A Common Struggle, Stephen Fried, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE79AB81-C220-44B7-A941-95503162CB6E
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Publication
Control code
ocn919339022
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698185111
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
DE79AB81-C220-44B7-A941-95503162CB6E
System control number
(OCoLC)919339022
Label
A Common Struggle, Stephen Fried, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE79AB81-C220-44B7-A941-95503162CB6E
Publication
Control code
ocn919339022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698185111
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
DE79AB81-C220-44B7-A941-95503162CB6E
System control number
(OCoLC)919339022

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