By Stephen Fried, Patrick J. Kennedy
*A long island occasions Bestseller**
Patrick J. Kennedy, the previous congressman and youngest baby of Senator Ted Kennedy, info his own and political conflict with psychological affliction and dependancy, exploring psychological health and wellbeing care's background within the state along his and each family's deepest struggles.
On may well five, 2006, the New York Times ran tales, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes vehicle into Capitol Barrier” after which, a number of hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He'll search aid for Addiction.” It was once the 1st time that the preferred Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his dependancy to prescription painkillers, the genuine volume of his fight with bipolar illness and his plan to instantly search therapy. which may were the tip of his profession, yet in its place it was once the start.
Since then, Kennedy has develop into the nation’s prime suggest for psychological health and wellbeing and substance abuse care, study and coverage either out and in of Congress. And ever considering the fact that passing the landmark psychological well-being Parity and habit fairness Act--and after the demise of his father, leaving Congress--he has been altering the discussion that surrounds all mind diseases.
A universal Struggle weaves jointly Kennedy's deepest narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the private is political and the political own. concentrating on the years from his 'coming out' approximately being affected by bipolar disease and dependancy to the current day, the booklet examines Kennedy's trip towards restoration and displays on Americans' propensity to regard psychological health problems as "family secrets."
Beyond his personal tale, although, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality within the psychological wellbeing and fitness neighborhood, and descriptions a daring plan for the way forward for psychological well-being coverage. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling writer Stephen Fried, A universal Struggle is either a cry for empathy and a decision to motion.
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A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Stephen Fried, Patrick J. Kennedy