Student Login

Log in to your account to save courses

Log In
No account?
S
No Items
Your cart Item
Your price $0.00
Your price $0.00
You save $0.00
Checkout Now
Due to planned maintenance, your school has disabled school system log-ins at this time.
You may continue shopping as a guest, or by creating a bookstore-only account.

Please complete the purchase of any items in your cart before going to this third-party site. Also note that if you qualify for financial aid, items purchased through this site will not be subject to reimbursement.

Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction cover
  • ISBN: 9780399173325
  • ISBN10: 0399173323
A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

by Kennedy, Patrick J., Fried, Stephen

  • List Price: $28.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publish date: 09/01/2015
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 96%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $19.53
You save: 33%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier” and then, several hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.” It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation’s leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act—and after the death of his father, leaving Congress—he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as "family secrets." Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling author Stephen Fried, A Common Struggle is both a cry for empathy and a call to action.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Big Hearted Books

Location: Sharon, MA
Good
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable.
[...]
$1.11
Better World Books

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers.
[...]
$1.11
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one
[...]
$1.11
Clean Earth Books

Location: Atlanta, GA
Good
Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a
[...]
$1.18
Last Page Books-Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$1.38
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
May have shelf wear or edge rubbing. Pages are clean and free of textual notes or other markings.
$1.67
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May be an ex library copy with library markings. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
$1.67
WonderBook

Location: Frederick, MD
Ask seller a question
Good
Good condition. Very Good dust jacket.
$3.58
This seller ships with tracking when standard shipping is selected.