- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Science & Behavior Books (July 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 083140082X
- ISBN-13: 978-0831400828
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Skipping Stone: The Rippling Effect of Mental Illness in the Family
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Drawing on her experience as the parent of a severely mentally ill child and an advocate for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Wasow (social work, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) focuses on the impact of people with severe mental illness on children, spouses, siblings, and other relatives. She addresses emotional responses such as grief, anger, frustration, and hope; offers coping strategies for family members; and suggests implications for clinicians. Based on Wasow's reviews of the literature as well as surveys and extended interviews with a selected group of respondents, this well-researched book for an often overlooked group is recommended for most public and academic libraries.?Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
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Reporting on experiences within the immediate and extended families with severe mental illness, The Skipping Stone: Ripple Effects of Mental Illness on the Family is the first book that includes information of how grandparents feel and cope. It is also among the first to talk about the rest of the extended family: cousins, uncles, aunts, and of course, covers parents, siblings, children, and spouses. Mona Wasow's clinical recommendations, findings, and vignettes are based on in-depth interviews of 100 family members, She includes surveys of various professionals and a review of both the professional and trade literature. Her qualifications for researching and writing include her more than 20 years as an acclaimed lecturer, professor of social work, and mother of a schizophrenic son. -- Midwest Book Review