The Resource Mad house : growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings, Clea Simon

Mad house : growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings, Clea Simon

Label
Mad house : growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings
Title
Mad house
Title remainder
growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings
Statement of responsibility
Clea Simon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Mad House, Clea Simon combines the story of her brother's and sister's schizophrenia with accounts of other siblings who have witnessed the tragic consequences of mental illness in their families. For Clea Simon, the experience was shattering when her beloved older brother Daniel, a brilliant Harvard freshman, started hearing voices and subsequently dropped out of school, the onset of schizophrenia making it impossible for him to function. The same illness then claimed her sister Katherine, who has since bounced around from one state institution to another, after refusing any assistance from Clea or her parents
  • Mad House exposes the issues "well" siblings face, which run the gamut from guilt (Why do I deserve to be OK?); to fear (What are the chances that I have this disease, or that my children may inherit it?); to the burden of caring for a sibling (Am I my brother's keeper?); and finally to overcompensating within the family - or its converse, acting destructively to get attention. In talking to hundreds of other siblings, and to experts in the field, Simon has written a comprehensive book that combines the best of memoir writing with the kind of practical advice that should ease the pain of any brother or sister who has felt helpless in the face of a sibling's mental illness
Dewey number
362.2/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.S5445 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mad house : growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings, Clea Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-213)
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000012509590
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780385478526
Lccn
96026893
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17792757
System control number
  • C01108449152
  • (OCoLC)34974535

Library Locations

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