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

Deborah Allness, M.S.S.W., has been involved in the development, research, and dissemination of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model since 1973. She is co-Principal Investigator of the second PACT study, Long Term Treatment of Young Adults with Schizophrenia Study, with William Knoedler, Co-Principal Investigator, and Mary Ann Test, Principal Investigator.

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The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

Schiller, raised in a loving, affluent family in a New York City suburb, was 17 when she first heard the "voices" that would take over her life. Willing herself to appear normal, she resisted the brutally disparaging voices that urged her towards violence and suicide, and she succeeded in graduating from college.

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The Reason: Help and Hope for Those Who Grieve

Meet Sally, a Midwestern mother, who -- after being thrust into the unbearable loss of her child -- managed to formulate a plan for recovery. Her story is a gripping, true-to-life account, which offers a hand to hold for those who must walk out of the funeral home, and guides them -- intimately -- along the sequential journey from heartache to healing.

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The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence

Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence. The Scarred Soul is the first book written for the victims of self-inflicted violence - and the first to teach them what they can do to stop hurting themselves. A Self-Help Guide.

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The Seven Beliefs

Depression is a societal stigma many refuse to confront. For Latinas, the stigma is multiplied tenfold, hindering an intricate healing process that in some cases may save lives. The Seven Beliefs helps show Latinas that depression does not mean they're crazy, and that treating it is not admitting defeat, but rather acknowledging that they don't have to bear all the pain, all the time.

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The Shedding Of The Water Bearer

A rough draft of poetry. Gina's poetry tells of her hardships as a young woman trying to find a place to dwell, to love, to dream and to have fun.

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The Skipping Stone: Ripple Effects of Mental Illness on the Family

Drawing on her experience as the parent of a severely mentally ill child and an advocate for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Wasow (Social work, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) focuses on the impact of people with severe mental illness on children, spouses, siblings, and other relatives.

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The Suicide Lawyers

Dallas-based Simpson and Stacy is one of the most unique law firms in the nation. The partners, Skip Simpson and Michael Stacy, handle suicide cases almost exclusively. Award winning journalist and best selling author C. C. Risenhoover pries into the minds of the two attorneys to discover what motivates their focus on suicide, and how the high-profile cases they handle affect them personally.

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The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Hailed by Jerome Frank as "the best book that exists on the subject, today and for the foreseeable future," Irvin D. Yalom's The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has long been the standard text in its field. Indeed, in earlier survey reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, it was cited as on of the ten most influential psychiatry publications of that decade.


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The Trauma of War

The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery of Vietnam Veterans is a unique psychiatric source book. This volume provides a scientific account of the psychological ravages of the war in Vietnam on the men and women who served there, but throughout the book reverberates the troubled voices of these veterans-and the sensitive voices of the mental health professionals who have been directly affected by their work with these veterans.

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