No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America
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xxi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
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"How did we, as a society, get to this point? It's a question that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Powers set out to answer in this gripping, richly researched social and personal history of mental illness. Powers traces the appalling narrative--from the sadistic abuse of "lunaticks" at Bedlam Asylum in London seven centuries ago to today's scattershot treatments and policies. His odyssey of reportage began after not one but both of his beloved sons were diagnosed with schizophrenia. From the earliest efforts to segregate the "mad" in society, to the wily World War II-era social engineers who twisted Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory to fit a much darker agenda, to the follies of the antipsychiatry movement (starring L. Ron Hubbard and his gifted, insanity-denying compatriot Thomas Szasz), we've struggled to deal with mental health care for generations. And it all leads to the current landscape, in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted loved ones without proper public policies or support. Braided into his vivid social history is the moving saga of Powers's own family: his bright, buoyant sons, Kevin (a gifted young musician) and Dean (a promising writer and guitarist), both of whom struggled mightily with schizophrenia; and his wife, Honoree Fleming, whose knowledge of human biology and loving maternal instincts proved inadequate against schizophrenia's hellish power. For Powers the question of "what to do about crazy people" isn't just academic; it's deeply personal. And he's determined to forge a better way forward, for his family's sake as well as for the many others who deserve better."--Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Powers, R. (2017). No one cares about crazy people: the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America . Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Powers, Ron. 2017. No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Powers, Ron. No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America Hachette Books, 2017.

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Powers, Ron. No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America Hachette Books, 2017.

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