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The Resource Blinded by hope : my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction, Meg McGuire

Blinded by hope : my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction, Meg McGuire

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Blinded by hope : my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction
Title
Blinded by hope
Title remainder
my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction
Statement of responsibility
Meg McGuire
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"One day a teenage boy gets on his bike and rides forty miles up California's Pacific Coast Highway to avoid causing an earthquake he fears will endanger his mother and sister. But the quake he is experiencing is not coming from beneath the earth; it's the onset of bipolar illness. Blinded by Hope describes what it's like to have an unusually bright, creative child--and then to have that child suddenly be hit with an illness that defies description and cure. Over the years, McGuire attributes her son's lost jobs, broken relationships, legal troubles, and periodic hospitalizations to the manic phase of his illness, denying the severity of his growing drug use--but ultimately, she has to face her own addiction to rescuing him, and to forge a path for herself toward acceptance, resilience, and love. A wakeup call about the epidemic of mental illness, substance abuse, and mass incarceration in our society, Blinded by Hope shines a light on the shadow of family dynamics that shame, ignorance, and stigma rarely let the public see, and asks the question: How does a mother cope when love is not enough?"--Amazon.com
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BTCTA
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McGuire, Meg
Dewey number
616.895
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Drug addicts
  • Parents of mentally ill children
  • Parents of drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Parents of drug addicts
  • Parents of mentally ill children
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Blinded by hope : my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction, Meg McGuire
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-213)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn936003621
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9781631521256
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016944596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936003621
Label
Blinded by hope : my journey through my son's bipolar illness and addiction, Meg McGuire
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-213)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936003621
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9781631521256
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016944596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936003621

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