AAWGT: Over 10 years of making a difference in our community!
Book Group Meeting
Tuesday, January 16th at 7 pm
Location: Annapolis - out towards Crownsville
NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers
From the centuries of torture of "lunatics" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.
Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers’ beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic.
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