Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness Paperback – September 18, 1992
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
It covers the basics of how to approach and talk to someone who may not be behaving or thinking rationally at the time, to how to work with insurance companies and locate help.
I have purchased dozens of books in my quest to help a loved one. While the majority have been useful, this is the one I wish I read first. If you need help understanding and working with mental illness, this book is a great starting point.
But it does not offer much for spouses in a relationship with a person with mental illness. Nor does it extend easily to the family and friends of somebody who has a mental illness or brain disorder who is as functional as the "average" person most of the time, but has frequent, incapacitating mood and perceptual problems.
If your loved one has a mental illness which is not so severe as to require hospitalization freqently, or a large degree of psychiatric intervention, this book will provide you with soem understanding, but not as much practical help as it will for people facing more severe problems.
The other part of the book is a reference that noone dealing with mental illness should miss. It tackles every issue the professionals miss - like dividing up the care responsibilities and coping with the real life routine of day to day illness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot of helpful information for family members navigating the stormy waters of a relative or friends mental illness.Published 1 month ago by razzle
This is one of the best books available to understand and help a loved one dealing with mental illnessPublished 2 months ago by Shelly
I highly recommend this book to the every day person living with a family member who has a serious mental illness. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Smart Shopper
Good book could not put down. Keep reading to get more information, try to help love one!Published 6 months ago by Linda
A pretty good book but the problem is getting people without depression to read it. So far I am the only one who has read it.Published 10 months ago by catwrangler
Best book ever on the subject!! I have two nephews who suffer mental illness, have suffered severe depression myself, and have several friends who have children with mental... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Grammy
As an RN I found this was a great resource for client's families dealing with mental illness. It provides some good concrete tips for responding and accepting the realities of day... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Diana H.
Helpful but had much info on schizophrenia which I didn't need. One half of the book was helpful to me.Published 18 months ago by ANN CARPENTER