The Resource Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction, (ebook)

Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction, (ebook)

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Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction
Title
Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction
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Language
eng
Summary
One day a teenage boy gets on his bike and rides forty miles up California's Pacific Coast Highway to avoid causing an earthquake he fears will endanger his mother and sister. But the quake he is experiencing is not coming from beneath the earth; it's the onset of bipolar illness. Blinded by Hope describes what it's like to have an unusually bright, creative child-and then to have that child suddenly be hit with an illness that defies description and cure. Over the years, McGuire attributes her son's lost jobs, broken relationships, legal troubles, and periodic hospitalizations to the manic phase of his illness, denying the severity of his growing drug use-but ultimately, she has to face her own addiction to rescuing him, and to forge a path for herself toward acceptance, resilience, and love. A wakeup call about the epidemic of mental illness, substance abuse, and mass incarceration in our society, Blinded by Hope shines a light on the shadow of family dynamics that shame, ignorance, and stigma rarely let the public see, and asks the question: How does a mother cope when love is not enough?
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Midwest
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McGuire, Meg
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Drug addicts
  • Parents of mentally ill children
  • Parents of drug addicts
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781631521263
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12398815
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remote
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MWT12398815
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781631521263
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12398815
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12398815
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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