What others are saying about Defying Mental Illness
"Defying Mental Illness provides what's needed most: a lucid and more than adequate introduction to mental illness."
-- NAMI E-Advocate
"As a practicing psychologist I am very impressed with Defying Mental Illness. We have too few books on the market that really take the sting out of what can be a frightening situation . . . I like the fact that the book is such an easy read and yet so complete. Every resource facility out there, including police stations, schools, doctor's offices, community centers, etc. should have this book in their library or easily accessible in a waiting room, a shelf in an interviewer's office, etc."
-- Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
A Top 20 Book for Parents and Teachers of Children with Special Needs
"It is easy to understand and complete so it is suitable for people in recovery, caregivers, faith-based, church and community outreach workers who work in mental health. Readers will appreciate the chapters on finding treatment, paying for mental health care, housing, employment and disability, involuntary hospitalization, the criminal justice system, and links to allies and advocacy groups. The case studies describing a few journeys towards recovery bring hope to the readers."
-- Lorna D'Entremont, Special Needs Book Review