Defying Mental Illness

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Defying Mental Illness is available now from a variety of online booksellers.
The e-book version is available on Smashwords at

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Defying Mental Illness - Now available in print and e-book versions

A guidebook for recovery, Defying Mental Illness covers major mental health disorders and treatment, plus ways that people with symptoms and family members can collaborate and support each other.

The book offers a strengths-based planning approach to issues such as childhood mental illness, psychotherapy, medication, violence, suicide prevention, housing, disability benefits, and vocational rehabilitation.

Free Preview: Defying Mental Illness.