A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia (Paperback)
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A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
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For more than twenty years Josie Mendez-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. Mendez-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.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826340566
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Mendez-Negrete weaves powerful accounts of her visits to her son with factual information from professional literature. . . . [A Life on Hold] will make you appreciate what is right in your life and what is right in the human race."--Story Circle Book Reviews


"A truly extraordinary account, A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia is an absolutely absorbing read from beginning to end. Candid, informative, intensely personal, detailed, and deftly written."--Midwest Book Review

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