A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia (Paperback)

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A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia (Paperback)


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For more than twenty years Josie M ndez-Negrete has endured the emotional journey of watching her son Tito struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness. M ndez-Negrete depicts the evolution of the disease from her perspective as a parent and by relating Tito's own narrative, illuminating the inadequacies of the US mental health system and the added burdens of addiction and blame. Through the author, Tito paints a vivid picture of his lived experiences and everyday traumas to show how his life and the lives of his loved ones have been impacted by mental illness.

Product Details ISBN: 9780826340566
ISBN-10: 0826340563
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English