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Published: 08 January 2008

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195320268

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Breaking the Silence

Mental Health Professionals Disclose Their Personal and Family Experiences of Mental Illness

Edited by Stephen P. Hinshaw

  • Presents moving and inspiring narratives of serious mental disorder in individuals who have decided to focus their careers on mental illness in others.
  • Through both personal narratives and accounts of parents, siblings, or offspring, the contributors convey the serious impairments that can accrue to those with mental illness, the strength and courage that emanate from such experiences, and the ways in which these experiences have contributed to their own decisions to enter the mental health field.
  • This volume will be indispensable reading for those in the mental health professions, trainees across many related fields, family members, persons contending with mental illness, and all those who wish to know more about the effects of mental illness on our society.

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