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Nothing to hide: mental illness in the family

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[2002]
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One in five Americans has a mental illness. Nothing to Hide , a stunning tribute to the millions of families for whom mental illness is a part of everyday life, juxtaposes first-person accounts with beautifully reproduced duotone photographs of forty-four families who defy the stigma of mental illness to speak for themselves about their lives, their illnesses, and their struggles to get well.

Each family in the book is portrayed in two ways: Photographs capture the members together and, often, singly or in pairs. Individual statements--usually one from each person in the family--complete the family picture by telling the story from various points of view. The families, different in many ways, have in common an ongoing struggle with illnesses ranging from schizophrenia and bipolar illness to obsessive compulsive disorder and major depression. These open and candid stories show us that the mentally ill and their families have much in common with the rest of us. They can be found in every community of America, and represent the full range of our economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. Only a small percentage of the mentally ill live with caretakers or in treatment centers.

In her foreword, MacArthur Award-winning author and psychologist Kay R. Jamison calculates the enormous costs of stigmatizing the mentally ill. And an introduction by Kenneth Duckworth, medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, details our current understanding of mental illness. The book concludes with a moving personal essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist David Maraniss.

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display_descriptionOne in five Americans has a mental illness. Only a small percentage of the mentally ill live with caretakers or in treatment centers; they can be found in every community of America, and represent the full range of our economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. This book, a tribute to the millions of families for whom mental illness is a part of everyday life, juxtaposes first-person accounts with photographs of 44 families who defy the stigma of mental illness to speak for themselves about their lives, their illnesses, and their struggles to get well. The families, different in many ways, have in common an ongoing struggle with illnesses ranging from schizophrenia and bipolar illness to obsessive compulsive disorder and major depression. These candid stories show us that the mentally ill and their families have much in common with the rest of us.--From publisher description.
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subject_facetFamilies -- Mental health
Family Relations
Family Therapy -- methods
Interviews
Mental Disorders -- therapy
Mentally Ill Persons
Mentally ill -- Family relationships
Mentally ill -- United States -- Interviews
Personal Narrative
United States
title_displayNothing to hide : mental illness in the family
title_fullNothing to hide : mental illness in the family / interviews by Jean J. Beard and Peggy Gillespie ; photographs by Gigi Kaeser ; foreword by Kay Redfield Jamison ; introduction by Kenneth Duckworth ; afterword by David Maraniss
title_shortNothing to hide
title_submental illness in the family
topic_facetFamilies
Family Relations
Family Therapy
Family relationships
Mental Disorders
Mental health
Mentally Ill Persons
Mentally ill
methods
therapy