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Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hinshaw, Stephen
By Hinshaw, Stephen P.

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Glenn Close says: Another Kind of Madness is one of the best books I've read about the cost of stigma and silence in a family touched by mental illness. I was profoundly moved by Stephen Hinshaw's story, written beautifully, from the inside-out. It's a masterpiece. A deeply perso...nal memoir calling for an end to the dark shaming of mental illness Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family--that his father's mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw's first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever. Hinshaw calls this revelation his psychological birth. After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father's life--in great contrast to his father's presence and love during periods of wellness. This exploration led to larger discoveries about the family saga, to Hinshaw's correctly diagnosing his father with bipolar disorder, and to his full-fledged career as a clinical and developmental psychologist and professor. In Another Kind of Madness, Hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family loaded with mental illness and debunks the stigma behind it. He explains that in today's society, mental health problems still receive utter castigation--too often resulting in the loss of fundamental rights, including the inability to vote or run for office or automatic relinquishment of child custody. Through a poignant and moving family narrative, interlaced with shocking facts about how America and the world still view mental health conditions well into in the 21st century, Another Kind of Madness is a passionate call to arms regarding the importance of destigmatizing mental illness.
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ISBN 9781250213280
Released NZ 23 Jul 2019
Publisher St Martin's Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250213280
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Released 23 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hinshaw, Stephen
By Hinshaw, Stephen P.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 616.890092
Weight 261g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Children of the mentally ill - United States, Mentally ill - Family relationships - United States, Mental illness - Diagnosis - United States, Mental illness - Public opinion, Stigma Social psychology
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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