Item description for Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant...
Overview Discusses the most recent treatments of and research in mental illness and shows how to ensure sufferers get the best help available
Publishers Description The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness, "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the Rosalynn Carter Symposia for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating health-care providers; managing workplace, financial, and legal matters.
Mrs. Carter addresses the latest breakthroughs in understanding, research, and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental disorders. She also discusses the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving for people with mental illness and offers concrete suggestions to help erase the prejudice and discrimination based on misinformation about mental illness. Her book is also a rich clearinghouse that guides readers to hundreds of specialized resources, including organizations, hot lines, newsletters, videos, books, websites, and more. High Praise for Helping Someone with Mental Illness
"An important resource for families, friends, and those facing the challenges of mental illness. It delivers its message with warmth, clarity, and candor." --Laurie Flynn, executive director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
"Family and friends of persons with mental illness will want to turn to Mrs. Carter's book first for empathy, information, and advice. This is an excellent guide." --C. Everett Koop, M.D., former Surgeon General of the United States Rosalynn Carter has been a driving force in the field of mental health throughout her public service career. She is the bestselling author of First Lady from Plains, co-author with her husband of Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, and author of Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers (with Susan K. Golant). Susan K. Golant's latest collaborations include What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed (with Mitch Golant, Ph.D.) and The Shy Life (with Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.).
Citations And Professional Reviews Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 503
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1999 page 75
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 374
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Studio: Three Rivers Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Apr 27, 1999
Publisher Three Rivers Press
ISBN 0812928989 ISBN13 9780812928983
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More About Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant
Rosalynn Carter has been a driving force in the field of mental health throughout her public service career. She is the bestselling author of First Lady from Plains, co-author with her husband of Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, and author of Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers (with Susan K. Golant). Susan K. Golant's latest collaborations include What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed (with Mitch Golant, Ph.D.) and The Shy Life (with Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.).
Rosalynn Carter currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers?
Very Educational Oct 27, 2001
This was one book I did not hesitate to buy as I know so many people with the mental illnesses.
I must applaud Rosalyn Carter one of the former First Ladies for her help in understanding Mental Illness and for trying her utmost not to see it as a stigma in this twenty first century......but for us to learn that getting help is the priority here.
From Depression to Panic attacks......Paranoia to Schizophrenia, caregiving with lots of love and understanding can go a long way. Buy this book to assist you if not now, sometime in the Autumn-time when friends and love ones will be taken under that dark umbrella. The treatments for each mental illness is remarkable.Thank you Roslyn Carter with help from Susan K. Golnat for a book that's going to help millions. Congratulations. Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 26/10/01)
A caring and compassionate work May 12, 1999
The former First Lady's book is a very compassionate effort which can help a person who has to deal with mental illness for the first time no matter what the setting. Mrs. Carter gives a good over-view of the "whole picture" concerning all mental illness with enough detail to give the reader a good foundation in the subject. I think the really profound thing that I read in every line of the book was the real sincerity that Mrs. Carter has for her work. She really is serious about changing the way some in society look at individuals with mental illesses. I applaud her for her work and her book.
facing the difficult challenge May 6, 1999
An excellent resource for family members and friends who wish to help a person with mental illness. I especially appreciated the book's emphasis on biological *and* social risk factors for various forms of mental illness.
The section on building resiliancy in children at risk for mental illness is reason alone to purchase this book. It is a wise, compassionate, humane treatus on a very important topic.
A first book for the reader uninformed about mental illness. Dec 8, 1998
Rosalynn Carter's new book evokes compassion from the reader as she unfolds her personal experience of becoming aware of persons with mental illness. This affliction has many facets and is painful for the family as well as the patient. Carter leads the reader through various types of mental illness, noting symptoms. The reader may use the book as a reference and not a 'read for pleasure' book.
Carter writes simply and without exaggerating, so she is easy to read and to understand. With the resources listed in index "D", she equips the uninformed reader to bring understanding in his interaction with his/her co-workers and friends. This is especially important as mentally ill patients need support of those around them. They also need the same financial help that patients with surgical and medical problems receive.
Excellent Rosalynn Knows Everything About Mental Illness Oct 19, 1998
Rosalynn Carter's book tells it just the way it is and how you can treat the mental illnesses' the way they should be. Reading her book you cannot miss having the right treatment. I myself also believe a lot of the treatment comes from support of the family and guidance that is a must ,a mentally ill person whom does not have that benefit will become a difficult road to travel.
Mrs. Carter started her journey many years ago and never tired of it, she is a true believer that if you want to get well you can never stop searching for the answer of which she never did.
Understanding the illness is the first battle. When I seen Rosalynn on the Larry King Live Show and she had introduced her new book, just by listening to her speak I knew she gave a lot of her years on research, she is very sincere.
Thank you Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, as I have someone in my family with the illness and you could not explain it any better than you did in your book " Helping Someone With Mental Illness ".