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JACK BRAGEN'S ESSAYS ON MENTAL ILLNESS By Jack Bragen
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This is a collection of essays that first appeared in the Berkeley Daily Planet as the column: "On mental illness." Jack Bragen may be the first person to write as a mental health consumer... More > on the subject of mental illness in a weekly format. These short essays can be extremely educational for caregivers and family members, as well as for fellow sufferers of mental illnesses. The column appeared for a year and was highly praised by numerous individuals.< Less
Instructions For Dealing With Schizophrenia: A Self-Help Manual By Jack Bragen
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A highly user friendly guide for people suffering from Schizophrenia. Describes how to stay on medication, deal with job situations, self-esteem and relationships. Parents or family members of... More > psychiatric consumers should purchase this book and read it to their ill relative. Created by an award winning columnist who is also recovered from Schizophrenia, and who is currently maintaining his treatment.< Less
REVISED SHORT SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTION OF JACK BRAGEN By Jack Bragen
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This book contains short science fiction pieces that have appeared in The Street Spirit, Ragged Edge Magazine, Illuminata Science Fiction, and Bewildering Stories.
Understanding People with Schizophrenia By Jack Bragen
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In my experiences of being mentally ill over the last thirty-six years, I have found that the perspective of mental health "clients" has not been respected. I believe we qualify as a... More > minority group, even while it remains socially acceptable to dislike us, discriminate against us, and exclude us. This book that I've written rightly criticizes maltreatment. It points out practices of mental health practitioners that could be improved upon. At the same time, it acknowledges the existence of mental illness, and the need for treatment. This book focuses on those with schizophrenia. It offers commiseration, and it suggests that we've been underestimated, which is a harmful practice. It outlines the needs of people with mental illness, especially schizophrenia, such as a decent housing situation, caring and respectful treatment of our conditions, and having a purpose in life.< Less
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