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The Resource No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers

No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers

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No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Title
No one cares about crazy people
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the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
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Ron Powers
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eng
Summary
"New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic. A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood"--Provided by publisher
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The journalist and co-author of True Compass offers a fast-paced, carefully researched narrative of the social history of mental illness, focusing specifically on schizophrenia, the taboos that compromise mental health care and the way the disease has devastated his own family
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10554548
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DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
Label
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-348) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780316341172
Lccn
2016046019
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951764773
  • (DNLM)101694794
Label
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America, Ron Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780316341172
Lccn
2016046019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951764773
  • (DNLM)101694794

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