A Blueprint for Community Action From Award-Winning Journalist Larry Hayes
Written with authority and compassion, this is the book that
rescues mental illness from the shadows and takes the disability
into the community.
Learn how each person can play a role to help those who
so often suffer alone.
Hear the stories of the people who've found how to triumph
over this disability.
Discover how everyone can work together to create a treatment
revolution that enriches and saves lives.
Let this guide open your heart and mind to be inspired and
challenged to do the work ahead.
A Book that will Change Your Community!
"Larry Hayes provides families with a real self-help manual that
is personal and compassionate, yet practical and hands-on. It is
long overdue and can only come from someone who has been
there--in the trenches. Larry certainly has."
--Stephen C. McCaffrey, President, Mental Health America of Indiana
"With a father's wit and a reporter's well-honed writing skills,
Larry Hayes uses his family's story to offer practical suggestions
about how communities can help persons with mental illnesses
recover and thrive. This is a wonderful blueprint that spells out
ways to change lives and help persons seldom seen or heard."
--Pete Earley, author, CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's
Mental Health Madness
"Larry Hayes demonstrates in this book a very rare gift that he
has, the ability to reduce complex social problems to simple
terms. In addition, he fills the book with practical solutions and
ways to reduce the somet-imes debilitating effects of mental illness."
--James C. Howell, Ph.D., juvenile justice researcher