A common struggle : a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction
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New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015].
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9780399173325, 0399173323
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422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015].
Language
English
ISBN
9780399173325, 0399173323

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Includes index.
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On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours later, 'Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.' It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder, and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become a leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since working to pass the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act -- and, after the death of his father, leaving Congress -- he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as 'family secrets.' Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kennedy, P. J. 1., & Fried, S. (2015). A common struggle: a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction . Blue Rider Press.

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

Kennedy, Patrick J. 1967- and Stephen Fried. 2015. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. Blue Rider Press.

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

Kennedy, Patrick J. 1967- and Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction Blue Rider Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kennedy, Patrick J. 1967-, and Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction Blue Rider Press, 2015.

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