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NAMIGO LIBRARY

General Mental Health

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Author: Christine Adamec

Title: How to Live With a Mentally Ill Person

Copyright Date: 1996

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: A caregiver’s handbook of day-to-day strategies.


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Authors: Deborah J. Allness, M.S.S.W. and William H. Knoedler, M.D.

Title: A Manual for ACT Start-Up: Based on the PACT Model of Community Treatment for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses

Copyright Date: 2003

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A manual outlining NAMI’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model in behavioral health managed care for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.  Based on the PACT Model.


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Authors: Deborah J. Allness, M.S.S.W. and William H. Knoedler, M.D.

Title: The PACT Model of Community-Based Treatment for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses

Copyright Date: 1998

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A manual outlining NAMI’s Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model in behavioral health managed care for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.


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Author: Rosalynn Carter, with Susan K. Golant

Title: Helping Someone With Mental Illness (Available in Hardcover & Paperback Editions)

Copyright Date: 1998

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: The former First Lady offers a compassionate, step-by-step guide on what to do after diagnosis, seeking the best treatment, evaluating health care providers, and managing the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving loved ones with mental illness.


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Authors: Ram Dass and Paul Gorman

Title: How Can I Help?

Copyright Date: 1985

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: Stories and reflections on service.


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Author: Executive Office of the Governor, State of Florida – Office of Drug Control

Title: Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy 2005-2010

Copyright Date: 2005

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: An outline of Florida’s plan to decrease and prevent the incidence of suicide in the state.


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Authors: Marc D. Feldman, M.D. and Jacqueline M., with Roxanne Smith

Title: Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us

Copyright Date: 1998

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: Using the metaphor of the “lie of the mind,” a disorder in which a person’s thinking becomes unintentionally distorted, the authors approach mental illness from the perspective that these disorders are merely extreme variations of universally shared thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


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Author: Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales, M.D.

Title: Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health

Copyright Date: 1995

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A mental health reference guide containing signs and symptioms of mental illness, diagnosis and treatment, case histories, information on psychiatric medications, and self-help strategies.


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Author: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., with Spencer Smith

Title: Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

Copyright Date: 2005

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: A book about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and what it means to be mentally healthy.


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Authors: Jack and Jo Ann Hinckley, with Elizabeth Sherrill

Title: Breaking Points

Copyright Date: 1985

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: The parents of attempted presidential assassin John Hinckley, Jr. offer insight into their son’s mental illness and advice to other families.


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Author: Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D.

Title: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Psychology (Second Edition)

Copyright Date: 2003

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: A pared down guide to the field of psychology.


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Author: Virginia Lafond

Title: Grieving Mental Illness: A Guide for Patients and their Caregivers

Copyright Date: 1994

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A self-help book for people living with mental illness.


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Author: Abraham A. Low, M.D.

Title: Mental Health Through Will-Training (Third Edition)

Copyright Date: 1997

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: Self-help techniques to prevent relapses and chronic conditions in people living with mental illness developed by the late Abraham Low, M.D., founder of Recovery, Inc.


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Author: Jay Neugeboren

Title: Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness

Copyright Date: 1999

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A comprehensive survey of our mental health care system’s shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches — psychiatric, psychological, psychopharmacological, psychosocial, programmatic — that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans living with severe mental illness.


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Author: Lorna A. Rhodes

Title: Emptying Beds

Copyright Date: 1991

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: The University of Washington Associate Professor of Anthropology provides stark observations on the work of an inner city emergency psychiatric unit during a two-year immersion.


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Author: Barry Shainbaum

Title: Hope & Heroes: Portraits of Integrity & Inspiration

Copyright Date: 2003

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: Photographs of real people achieving the extraordinary at home, in our communities, and on the national or world stage.


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Author: Linda Noble Topf, M.A., with Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D.

Title: You Are Not Your Illness

Copyright Date: 1995

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A step-by-step guide offering support, skills, and encouragement to those who want to embrace the challenge of living successfully with illness.


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Authors: H. Rutherford Turnbull III, LL.B., LL.M.; Ann P. Turnbull, Ed.D.; G.J. Bronicki, M.A.; Jean Ann Summers, Ph.D.; and Constance Roeder-Gordon, B.A.

Title: Disability and the Family: A Guide to Decisions for Adulthood

Copyright Date: 1989

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: Practical advice for families of adults with disabilities; guidelines and strategies for simplifying the future planning process.


Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Title: National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action

Copyright Date: 2001

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: A national plan for reducing and preventing suicide across the United States.


Author: Angela D. Vickers, J.D.

Title: Brain Bondage

Copyright Date: 2006

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: This book discusses the roles of key professions — health, legal, education, media, faith — in determining the plight of people with mental illness.


Author: Phyllis Vine

Title: Families in Pain

Copyright Date: 1982

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: Family members of people living with mental illness offer advice on caregiving and navigating the mental health care system.


Author: Otto F. Wahl

Title: Telling is Risky Business

Copyright Date: 1999

Status: AVAILABLE

Description: Consumers’ stories of mental illness, public stigma, and recovery.


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Author: Irving G. Walmann

Title: Mental Illness: Can It Be Cured? Prevented?  (Revised Third Edition)

Copyright Date: 2003

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: A guide to understanding mental illness.


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Author: Rebecca Woolis, M.F.C.C.

Title: When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness

Copyright Date: 1992

Status: CHECKED OUT

Description: A handbook for family, friends, and caregivers.

 

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