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The Chaos & Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones suffering with mental illness.
Air Date: 7/11/17
Duration: 22:08
Host: Lisa Davis
Guest Bio: Ron Powers, Journalist & Author
Ron-PowersRon Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He is the co-author of Flags of our Fathers and True Compass, both #1 New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction bestsellers. His biography, Mark Twain: A Life, was also a New York Times bestseller.

He lives with his wife Honoree Fleming, PhD, and their son, Dean, in Castleton, Vermont.
  • Book Title: No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
The Chaos & Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
Too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones suffering with mental illness. 

In his book No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America, Ron Powers shares fears and myths about mental illness and explains the fractured public policies that have resulted.

Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin -- spirited, endearing, and gifted -- who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic.

Ron joins host Lisa Davis to provide a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood.

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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

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