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For more than twenty years Josie Mendez-Negrete has endured the emotional journey of watching her son Tito struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness. Mendez-Negrete depicts the evolution of the disease from her perspective as a parent and by relating Tito s own narrative, illuminating the inadequacies of the US mental health system and the added burdens of addiction and blame. Through the author, Tito paints a vivid picture of his lived experiences and everyday traumas to show how his life and the lives of his loved ones have been impacted by mental illness."

  • ISBN13: 9780826340566
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00296
Publication DateAugust 15, 2015
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Personal Memoirs

A Life on Hold

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