"Nutterville...and Other True Stories of Coping with Mental Illness" Perfect Paperback – January 1, 2009
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If she had stayed with her childhood, she could have shared how her loneliness drew her into bad relationships. Her days of pain and suffering ultimately led her to the caring social worker she is today. If she had told that story, I would have given her three stars. As it is, this story is there but very fragmented.
The author, Faye Kufahl, takes a brave look at her childhood growing up in Nutterville, Wisconsin during the 50s. When her older sister is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Faye's childhood takes a dark turn from her earlier idyllic world.
Even so, this journey would lead Faye into becoming a professional social worker. She would also eventually champion for the rights of those suffering with mental health problems, among other disabilities.
In spite of the painful memories, Nutterville is a memoir filled with triumph, hope, and wonder.
This story is one that can help families who are undergoing the challenges associated with having a family member with a mental illness.
I also enjoyed the wonderful pictures in the book. It was nice to have faces to go along with the stories.
I highly recommend this book to everyone whether you have experienced mental illness in your family or not.