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Old 01-23-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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It has been quite some time since a parent has written a first-hand story about their child with childhood-onset severe mental illness such as bipolar and schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. This is a thrilling story and educational at the same time.

I am not one for writing book reviews, so here is the link to the reviews for Jeanie Wolfson's new book "It's Not Mental":

And here are some excerpts that reflect the sentiments of myself and family:

"I couldn't put it down. I cried. I laughed..."

"...moving narrative interspersed with factual material. The narrative alone is worthy of a screenplay for its dramatic impact."

"The author adeptly interweaves educational material she learned along the way right into the story line. It is well-researched with collaborative input from doctors as well as lived experiences."

"So many families can relate to this story of a child with an increasingly long list of psychiatric diagnoses. I love the story line and how the child learned to cope with the residual hallucinations. Using other people and pets as reality checks showed such insight!"

"As a founder of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), I am so very impressed by Jeanie's constant searching for the missing piece(s) to help her daughter. . . . --you are the first-line observer of your child and your observations are critical--if properly recorded). Jeanie's and Keri's story in this book will save parents a lot of time..."

There is also the It's Not Mental blogspot in English, http://itsnotmental.blogspot.com/ and in Spanish http://noesmental.blogspot.com/
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Thank you very much

I will be seeing if our local library has this one.

Then if we should get so lucky as to be able to order books like
a couple of years ago I'll order this one.

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Donna - were you able to get it at your public library? Sometimes if a book I want is not at a library in my city I get it through Interlibrary loan. They bring it in even if it is from another state.
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Thank you for that post! I will certainly check out that book! I have a teen who was only recently diagnosed with Bipolar II and would appreciate anything that helps us both. I will also help share things that we are learning.
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