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Closing ThoughtsThe Power of Narrative

Closing Thoughts: The Power of Narrative  

Stephen P. Hinshaw

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0015
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
This chapter presents a commentary from the editor on the key issues found in these contributions and in providing my own personal perspective on the value of disclosure of mental ... More
Memories of Parental Decompensation

Memories of Parental Decompensation  

Theodore P. Beauchaine

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0008
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
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chapter
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9780195320268

Chapter 8 describes the contributor’s his childhood, in which he, his twin sister, and their older brother coped with their mother’s descent into chronic schizophrenia. ...

Weeping Mother

Weeping Mother  

Jarralynne Agee

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0009
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 9 explores the depression of the contributor’s mother, the poverty in which the family found itself for many years, and the impact of these early experiences on the contributor’s ... More
My Story Is One of Loss

My Story Is One of Loss  

Laura B. Mason

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0001
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268

Chapter 1 describes the disintegration of the contributor’s family in the wake of the forms of mental illness displayed, in turn, by each of her three older sisters. ...

In My VoiceSpeaking Out About Mental Health and Stigma

In My Voice: Speaking Out About Mental Health and Stigma  

Jeffrey Liew

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0005
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268

Chapter 5 explores the struggles of the contributor’s family as immigrants, compounded by his mother’s increasingly severe depression, and the stigma they encountered in their neighbourhood. ...

He Just Can’t Help ItMy Struggle With My Father’s Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

He Just Can’t Help It: My Struggle With My Father’s Struggle With Bipolar Disorder  

Esme A. Londahl-Shaller

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0012
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 12 documents the life of the contributor’s father, which includes history of psychiatric treatments and hospitalizations, an unorthodox style, a propensity for “too much” in the way ... More
The Legacy of LossDepression As a Family Affair

The Legacy of Loss: Depression As a Family Affair  

Carolyn Zahn-Waxler

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0014
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 14 presents a multigenerational account of the contributor’s family, featuring her mother’s descent into severe, agitated depression and her father’s drinking and poor coping. In ... More
Performing Human

Performing Human  

Janet Lucas

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0013
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 13 explores the dilemmas experienced by victims of severe abuse in “closed” family systems, and provides a portrayal of the kinds of violence and neglect the contributor experienced ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen P. Hinshaw

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0016
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
This chapter presents an introduction to this title as a whole. It discusses the approach that the title takes, and highlights the core themes that the individual narrative chapters ... More
Breaking the SilencePersonal and family accounts from mental health professionals

Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals  

Stephen P. Hinshaw (ed.)

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.001.0001
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195320268
In this title, mental health professionals and scientists, ranging from newly trained individuals to seasoned clinicians and researchers, tell their own and their families’ stories of ... More
Reverberations

Reverberations  

Peter E. Nathan

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0011
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 11 explores the death of the contributor’s mother from suicide when the contributor was 1 year old. It discusses depression that had permeated his mother’s life, as well as a ... More
Finding My Mind

Finding My Mind  

Ruth C. White

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0002
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 2 explores the confusion, denial, and terror accompanying the realization that the contributor’s life’s predominant style—brilliance, lightning-quick turnaround of ideas and ... More
A Field Agent in Our Midst

A Field Agent in Our Midst  

Tara S. Peris

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0003
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 3 recounts the deterioration of the contributor’s mother from the time that the contributor was young until her early teen years, at which time her mother departed suddenly for ... More
Laura’s StoryMaking Sense of and Deriving Meaning From Her Life With Mental Illness

Laura’s Story: Making Sense of and Deriving Meaning From Her Life With Mental Illness  

Elizabeth B. Owens

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0004
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268

Chapter 4 discusses the experiences and eventual death of the contributor’s sister from years of substance and alcohol abuse, eating disorder, and depression. ...

Columbus Day, 1994A New World

Columbus Day, 1994: A New World  

Kay S. Browne

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0006
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 6 discusses the contributor’s medical, psychiatric, and pediatric training, which left her unprepared for the events, several decades later, of her 19-year-old son’s psychosis and ... More
The Meaning of Mental Health (and Other Lessons Learned)

The Meaning of Mental Health (and Other Lessons Learned)  

Marc S. Atkins

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

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Jan 2008
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Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0007
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268

Chapter 7 explores the contributor’s difficult experiences in college, including auditory hallucination while on his small-college campus during the turbulent era of Vietnam War protests. ...

The Game With No RulesA Sibling Confronts Mental Illness

The Game With No Rules: A Sibling Confronts Mental Illness  

Jessica L. Borelli

in Breaking the Silence: Personal and family accounts from mental health professionals

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2008
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261535
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195320268.003.0010
Specialty: 
Professional Development and Training
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195320268
Chapter 10 documents the contributor’s brothers’ chronic struggles with extreme acting-out behavior, shutdown moods, and a range of psychiatric diagnoses (including severe ADHD/ODD, and ... More

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