A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

Patrick J. Kennedy, Stephen Fried


**A New York instances Bestseller**

**Now with an up-to-date source advisor and a countrywide platform for psychological illness**

Patrick J. Kennedy, the previous congressman and youngest baby of Senator Ted Kennedy, information his own and political conflict with psychological ailment and habit, exploring psychological well-being care's heritage within the state along his and each family's deepest struggles.

On may perhaps five, 2006, the New York Times ran tales, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes automobile into Capitol Barrier” after which, a number of hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says he will search aid for Addiction.” It used to be the 1st time that the preferred Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his habit to prescription painkillers, the real volume of his fight with bipolar ailment and his plan to instantly search remedy. that may were the top of his profession, yet as a substitute it used to be the beginning. 

Since then, Kennedy has develop into the nation’s best suggest for psychological healthiness and substance abuse care, study and coverage either out and in of Congress. And ever on the grounds that passing the landmark psychological future health Parity and habit fairness Act--and after the loss of life of his father, leaving Congress--he has been altering the discussion that surrounds all mind diseases.

A universal Struggle weaves jointly Kennedy's inner most narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the non-public is political and the political own. concentrating on the years from his 'coming out' approximately struggling with bipolar ailment and dependancy to the current day, the booklet examines Kennedy's trip towards restoration and displays on american citizens' propensity to regard psychological health problems as "family secrets."

Beyond his personal tale, notwithstanding, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality within the psychological overall healthiness group, and descriptions a daring plan for the way forward for psychological wellbeing and fitness coverage. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling writer Stephen Fried, A universal Struggle is either a cry for empathy and a choice to action.

 

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