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Seahorn, Janet J.

Summary: The author writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Dauntless Black Lions of the 1st Infantry Division. His spouse and co-author describes her perspective as a wife and mother who has lived the past thirty years with a veteran who suffers from the physical, and more specifically, the mental scars of combat. You will become familiar with how PTSD...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Team Pursuits 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8521 SEA

Powers, Ron

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 POW

Amen, Daniel G.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The Brain Warrior's Way is your arsenal to win the fight to live a better life. The Amens will guide you through the process, and give you the tools to take control. So if you're serious about your health, either out of desire or necessity, it's time to arm yourself and head into battle,"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 613 AME

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 AME

Lawson, Wenn

Summary: Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults with autism through lifestyle changes as well as physical and sensory challenges post-retirement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 LAW

Summary: "An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: 616.89 JEN

Percy, Jennifer

Summary: A report on the long-lasting effects of war on individual and national psyches shares the experiences of veterans working through post-traumatic stress disorder at a Christian rehabilitation camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 PER

Percy, Jennifer.

Summary: A report on the long-lasting effects of war on individual and national psyches shares the experiences of veterans working through post-traumatic stress disorder at a Christian rehabilitation camp.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 616.85 PER

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the patients that left the hospital. The combined effect was profoundly destructive. Today, among homeless persons, at least one-third are severely...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 TOR

Summary: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD THA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Th

Harkness, Joe

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is. The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Unbound 2019

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Fagan, Kate

Summary: A sports journalist relates the story of Ivy League freshman and track star Maddy Holleran, who seemingly had it all and succeeded at everything she tried, but who secretly grappled with mental illness before taking her own life during the spring semester.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 FAG

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Summary: It leads to anxiety, personality changes, substance abuse, and suicidal depression. Considering the symptoms, it's easy to see how PCS, or post-concussion syndrome, could be the most under-diagnosed condition affecting young people today. Athletes in high-impact sports are the most at risk, but which other groups are vulnerable? What actions should be taken when the disorder is suspected? How...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Roux, Madeleine

Summary: Ricky Desmond has been through all this before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn't belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1997

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Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 TOR

Levine, Arthur D.

Summary: With Mental Health, Inc., award-winning investigative journalist Art Levine delivers a Shock Doctrine-style expos©♭ of the failures of our out of control, profit-driven mental health system, with a special emphasis on dangerous residential treatment facilities and the failures of the pharmaceutical industry, including the overdrugging of children with antipsychotics and the disastrous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 LEV

Summary: Four to eight percent of American children experience bouts of major depression. Among teenage girls, that rate can be as high as sixteen percent. This program from The Doctor Is In emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid potential patterns of repeated depression later in life-and to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Children suffering from depression talk about...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Foulds, Adam

Summary: In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism, critical neglect, and depression, John Clare finds himself in High Beach--a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. At the same time, another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen, as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Foulds 2010

Cahalan, Susannah

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Summary: According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Overall well-being requires not only physical health, but psychosocial health as well. What exactly is psychosocial health, and how is it achieved? This program explains the elements that compose psychosocial health, the internal and external factors that influence it, and methods to enhance it. The importance of taking responsibility for one's own psychosocial well-being through...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program will help teenagers recognize and deal with the "black dog" by explaining the causes and symptoms of depression, telling how and where to find help, and providing information on forward-looking treatments tailored for teens. Australian rock musician Daniel Johns and young adults from both urban and rural areas in Australia discuss their experiences with depression. In addition,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Depression can be a devastating condition for teens. Through this program, viewers will learn about the real risks of depression, how to identify depression, and how depression interferes with a person's life. Subjects covered include defining depression; the warning signs of depression; identifying the roots of depression; depression and home life; self-medication; self-destructive choices;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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