All the Things We Never Knew

All the Things We Never Knew

Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness

eBook - 2015
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"Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila's romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after David's death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781580055857
1580055850
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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One wife chronicles her life with her husband, the signs she missed, the grief of his suicide, and the struggle of putting the pieces back together.


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Apr 13, 2016

Careful, this true story packs an emotional wallop. Candidly told by the hurting spouse, who happens to be a reporter. Explores current research about bipolar disorder, medication, psychiatric care and resources available. Exposes the human condition and complexities surrounding suicide and the survivors who must find the strength to go on. I appreciated the reference to Kay Redfield Jamison, the attention towards the role of isolation and the theory about inflammation in relation to disease of the brain.

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