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Turbulent Journey: A mother's perspective on Mental Illness and Addiction

Turbulent Journey: A mother's perspective on Mental Illness and Addiction [Kindle Edition]

Caring Mother
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    A mother’s perspective on Mental Illness and Addiction offers a powerful look through a mother’s eyes at the ways her son’s drug addiction and mental health issues have affected the family.

    This compelling and moving story focuses on the struggles of her son and her family in dealing with her son’s addiction and mental illness. Her love, anguish, frustration, and passion will touch readers—not only those dealing with similar issues in their own families, but any reader who has experienced the anxiety that comes with a loved one having an ongoing health crisis. In addition to painting a vivid portrait of the daily life and the crisis points in her journey, Caring Mother gives a wonderful gift to other caregivers by reassuring them about the range of emotions they feel and describing ways she found to cope and maintain her focus on her son and her family.

    Caring Mother takes time to set the stage at the beginning of the book by telling her own family’s health history. The concluding chapters are insightful, as the author looks at the misconceptions and stereotypes involving the mentally ill and how images in the media play a role. This true story is a book with the capacity to send a heart warming message of strength to readers – one that can radically improve their lives.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 233 KB
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003NX6YHE
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Okay 17 May 2013
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    I was interested in reading a parents perspective on the impact that Mental illness can have on their family. I work in the field of mental health and whilst I found the book interesting it wasn't what I had initial expected.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A mothers unconditional love... 29 Mar 2013
    By fifi65
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    Very informative, really good read, such a selfless woman... I hope one day your son finds peace...also you and your family...
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Informative 14 Aug 2012
    By E. Murray - Published on
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    I got this book for my Kindle because, even though my son died, I wanted to understand his addiction and his schizophrenia. The book was very informative and thought provoking. It helped me see things from a different prospective. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand mental illness, as well as those families or friends who have a loved one suffering.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A loving mother of an addict and mentally ill son. 21 May 2013
    By lindsay b spradlin - Published on
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    Wow I could not put this book down. This mom speaks for all the moms out there whose voices of concern about their child go on deaf ears. I am inspired by her strength to look in the present instead of dwelling in the past. Life is difficult and when you have a child that does not fit into a perfect box ( aka none of the health professionals knowing if he was mentally ill) in fact even when this mom knew something was not right she had to jump through hoops to get her son help due to privacy laws. This also delayed her knowledge of his heroine addiction since age 15. Thank you for writing this story it helped me to understand loving detachment verses enabling behaviour.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you 6 Mar 2014
    By Pamela G. Coates - Published on
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    It is very close and accurate about this terrible son has a mental illness and I read a lot to get informed of recent info and also know I'm not alone as a Mother and the heartache seeing your child go thru this
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not Alone 14 April 2013
    By Tich - Published on
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    Although I do not have close personal experience, I have a close friend whose journey with her son mirrors this story. Gives a perspective of understanding and tolerance to those outside the turbulence of mental illness.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! 2 Jan 2013
    By kime - Published on
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    This book was very informative. I was looking for a book on addiction and mental illness and this gave me a clear understanding of some of the behavior associated with addiction and mental illness.
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