25% of Americans experience... 75% do not experience it in any given year... 100% of us share responsibility for proper understanding and knowledge of mental disorders
hopes and dreams can be
restored to the families whose lives have been shattered by mental
The experiences shared by Mr. Cardwell will give hope to millions.
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Psychiatric disorders affect approximately one in four Americans in any given year. Despite their frequency, these illnesses are kept secret, and are, many times, poorly understood. Dave Cardwell is the author of "No More Secrets: A Courageous Journey Through Tragedy to Recovery", an autobiographical account about the impact mental illness and the effect it has had on his Charlotte family, including the personal journey of the author and that of his family. For more information about "No More Secrets", see www.nomoresecrets-mentalillness.com.
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Mr. Cardwell has had three generations of on-the-job training on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Father, self, and son. His account is useful for families so affected and should help to decrease the stigma surrounding these illnesses.
have documented this tragedy that is repeated in millions of families
every day. In his book, Mr. Cardwell poignantly reveals the
everyday acts of heroism that are essential to not only survive, but to
recover. Through the story of his family and his own personal
struggle with illness, he brings new hope and meaning to the word
recovery. No More Secrets is an important story of healing
that will help others to find their own paths back to healthy and
productive lives. It is essential reading, not only for persons
suffering from serious mental illness, but also for those that they
Depression is second only to cancer as a cause for human life-years
lost. One in in four Americans will be personally affected
at some point in their lives. Mr. Cardwell's book highlights the
urgent need for more and better treatments for these devastating
disorders. It will be useful for public education which is so
badly needed. It should be read by every legislator before he or
she considers a cut in funding for mental health treatment and research.
and courageous book makes the important point that psychiatric disorders
are legitimate medical illnesses and with proper treatment, recovery is
possible. No More Secrets should give those who read it a
better understanding of brain disorders, while helping to fight stigma
and offering hope that recovery is possible.
Courageous Journey Through Tragedy to Recovery is one that more
families are undertaking. Mental Heath systems across the country
need to build cultures that foster recovery for consumers of mental
health services and their families. Quality and comprehensive
services are part of the solution. However, the journey of
recovery is one that we must take together. Thereby hopes and
dreams can be restored to the families whose lives have been shattered
by mental illness. The experiences shared by Mr. Cardwell will give hope
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