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A Hidden Madness Paperback – December 29, 2011
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James T. R. Jones
I found this to be a most informative book. It is an autobiography that relates Mr. Jones' struggles with bipolar disorder throughout his life until the present time. Now in recovery, he enjoys a productive career as a law professor and legal scholar.
In the 30+ years that Mr. Jones has coped with this serious mental disorder, he has progressed from hiding it from all around him, mainly due to the stigma of having a mental illness to becoming an advocate for others like him and their families as well as a champion both in fighting stigma and in asserting the rights of the mentally ill.
The fight against stigma aimed at the mentally is a continuing fight for all of us who either have family members or must ourselves endure these illnesses. This true story tracks how one person progresses from first diagnosis and the need to hide his illness to becoming a success in spite of his illness and no longer needing to hide the fact of his having such a diagnosis.
I would recommend this book to anyone. It is an interesting story that will provide a new appreciation for the abilities of the mentally ill when you finish reading it.
As a society, our understanding of mental illness is still backward. I hope that Prof. Jones' story helps us all realize that mental illness should have no more stigma than suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, or acid reflux. It is a chronic condition that must be managed, but it doesn't mean anything about the character or integrity of the person.
This book transcends its strong case for an enlightened understanding of mental illness. For me, the book was powerful because the author claimed his authentic voice, owned his life, and was vulnerable to his audience. It inspired me to reclaim my own weirdness and struggles. We all carry secrets that we would rather hide from others and harbor fears that we are not good enough. This book is a stand for compassion and self-acceptance. When we see and work with people, we have no idea of what they are going through and what burdens they carry.
This book speaks to something at the core of us all. I highly recommend it.