Out of the shadows: confronting America's mental illness crisis

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John Wiley, 1997 - Law - 244 pages
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"Powerful. . . . The crisis [Torrey] delineates should stir any halfway sensitive human being to anger."--The New York Times Book Review "Brilliant and remarkably detailed. . . . Dr. Torrey, our clearest and most informed voice for the mentally ill, offers his own insightful plan for a way out . . . of a healthcare scandal that remains one of America's most enduring shames."--Phil Donahue. "If President Clinton is looking for a worthy goal to accomplish in his second term, here's one: Rescue the homeless mentally ill. It can be done. . . . Dr. E. Fuller Torrey . . . provides a five-year road map in Out of the Shadows."--New York Daily News. "An important book . . . timely and very well written."--The New England Journal of Medicine. "Controversial ideas, forcefully presented."--Kirkus Reviews "Moving and vivid. . . . Torrey's powerful prescription for change challenges conventional wisdom and political correctness. His searing case examples will haunt the reader."--Laurie Flynn Executive Director National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Confronting America's Mental Illness Crisis

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The crisis, simply put, is that 2.2 million of the estimated 5.6 million Americans with serious mental illness are not being treated. Instead, these ``walking time bombs'' are often homeless in the ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

about the author E. FULLER TORREY, M.D., is a research psychiatrist at the Neuroscience Center of the National Institute of Mental Health. He is also the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia, which has been described as the "bible" of the mentally ill and their families.