No one cares about crazy people: the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America

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"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"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetMental health services -- United States
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History
Mental illness -- United States -- History
Mentally ill -- Care -- United States -- History
Schizophrenia -- Case studies
title_displayNo one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
title_fullNo One Cares about Crazy People The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America / Ron Powers
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History
Mental health services
Mental illness
Mentally ill
Nonfiction
Politics
Psychology
Schizophrenia
Treatment