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At Last, An Owner's Manual For The Mind


Mental health has been slowly moving toward the center of our attention in society. The Affordable Care Act included mental health in its coverage requirements; more people are willing to admit they have struggled with mental illness at times; and crisis care has emerged as an issue, since police are often the people who respond to crisis calls.

Terry Cheney, who wrote of her own struggles with bipolar disorder in an earlier book, takes a broader view in Modern Madness: An Owner's Manual. Just like an owner's manual for a car or an appliance, there are sections on troubleshooting, maintenance, and warranties.

The author joins us for an overview.

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