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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 TOR

Lindsay, Rachel

Summary: "In her early twenties in New York City, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rachel Lindsay takes a job in advertising in order to secure healthcare coverage for her treatment. But work takes a strange turn when she suddenly finds herself on the other side of the curtain, developing ads for an antidepressant drug. Day after day, she sees her own suffering in the ads she helps to create, trapped in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

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Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.2 TOR

Smith, Tom

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hazelden 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 SMI

Giles, Nyna

Summary: Gile's childhood had been spent in doctor's offices; she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother's side. As Nyna grew up, her mother became more and more distant. Carolyn Scott Reybold had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding. How had that confident, glamorous woman become the mother Giles knew growing up-- the mother who was now living in a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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Roth, Alisa

Summary: An expose of the mental-health crisis in America's courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation's inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem, examines how inmates are denied treatment, and suggests a more humane approach.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 ROT

Adamec, Christine A.

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Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.2 ADA

Summary: Following an emotional collapse a woman is placed in a mental institution by her husband. The severity of her depression causes her sympathetic doctor to try electric shock, hydrotherapy, and drugs, along with psychoanalysis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SNA

Summary: Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

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Summary: Storm of the century: When a murder shakes the island of Little Tall, the local constable must stop the evil that is growing as quickly as the snowstorm.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2015

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

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Summary: Tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and greed stand between the two women and happy lives. Their only hope is the secret the woman in white waits to tell them.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Wo 1

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WOM

Summary: A disaffected veteran returns to his hometown in the Midlands, in hopes of getting even with the petty criminals who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER DEA

Summary: Sharpshooter Quigley travels to western Australia, only to find himself saddled with a half-loco lady, and locked in a lethal battle with a wealthy rancher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Quigley 2001

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

Summary: Shows Camille Claudel, a protégé and mistress of Auguste Rodin, in 1915 when she was imprisoned in an insane asylum. Camille was also the sister of the Christian mystic poet Paul Claudel, the last of her family to pay her regular visits. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, the movie focuses on Camille 's struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in a crowd of schizophrenics....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAM

Summary: In this shocking and sensitive exploratory journey through the thunderstorms of the mind of paranoid-schizophrenic Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer, viewers follow his discordant encounters in the music business. Institutionalized at the age of sixteen after attacking his mother with a knife, Fischer wandered the mean streets of LA singing his unique brand of songs for ten cents a pop to passersby. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by MVD Visual 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DER

Summary: Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being-a familiar, who is equally consumed by the mysterious presence. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2013

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER UPS

Shoemaker, Sarah

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Summary: "<Strong>"Reader, she married me."</strong> For one hundred seventy years, Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender-professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next-Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHU

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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 TOR

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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

Summary: Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR LOV

Summary: Tells the adventures of a free-spirited mental ward inmate whose rebelliousness pits him against the repressive head nurse, and whose charm wins him the loyalty of his fellow inmates.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ONE

Bartok, Mira.

Summary: A gorgeous memoir about the 17 year estrangement of the author and her homeless schizophrenic mother, and their reunion.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Bartok 2011

Shoemaker, Sarah

Summary: On his eighth birthday, Edward Rochester is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Earley, Pete.

Summary: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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