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The Resource No One Cares About Crazy People

No One Cares About Crazy People

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No One Cares About Crazy People
Title
No One Cares About Crazy People
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Summary
New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin — spirited, endearing, and gifted — who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic. A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood. "Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change." — New York Times Book Review
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Powers, Ron
Nature of contents
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
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No One Cares About Crazy People
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OVERDRIVE:fe6d0d16-5a2a-436a-a979-330b1dceeb01
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780316357586
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optical disk
Label
No One Cares About Crazy People
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe6d0d16-5a2a-436a-a979-330b1dceeb01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316357586
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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