In Imagining Robert, Jay Neugeboren told the sad, deeply personal, often harrowing story of one man and one family's struggle with chronic mental illness. Now, he presents an overview of the entire field: a clear-eyed, articulate, comprehensive survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans afflicted with severe mental illness. A book for general readers and professionals alike, Transforming Madness is at once a critique, a message of hope and recovery, and a call to action. Filled with dramatic stories, it shows us the many ways in which people who have suffered the long-term ravages of psychiatric disorders have reclaimed full and viable lives.
Transforming Madness New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness
About the Book
Reviews"Transforming Madness is the most uplifting, engaging, and informative story about the good news related to helping people with severe mental illness that I have ever read."—Dr. William A. Anthony, Director, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Table of Contents
ONE: It's Safe Here
Two: The Psychiatric Diaspora
THREE: Travels with Moe
FOUR: Give Robert Back His Teeth!
FIVE: Expert Consensus Guidelines
SIX: Degrees of Discordancy
EIGHT: Moving Beyond Disability
NINE: Approaches to the Mind
TEN: Pathways to Recovery
EPILOGUE: Intimations of Possibility
A NOTE ON SOURCES