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Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Paul Gionfriddo

Abstract

This book's author's son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—an American with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of help yet underserved or ignored by the health and social-service systems of the United States. In this moving, detailed exposé, the book describes how Tim and others like him come to live on the street. The text takes stock of the numerous injustices that kept Tim from realizing his potential from the time Tim first began to show symptoms of schizophrenia to the inadequate educational supports he re ... More

Keywords: serious mental illness, homeless people, street, schizophrenia, family, juvenile justice system, adult criminal-justice system, mental health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168281
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Gionfriddo, author