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Helping someone with mental illness

a compassionate guide for family, friends, and caregivers

by Rosalynn Carter

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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental illness -- Popular works.,
  • Consumer education.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-332) and index.

    StatementRosalynn Carter, with Susan K. Golant.
    ContributionsGolant, Susan K.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC454.4 .C373 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL692048M
    ISBN 100812928997
    LC Control Number97039218
    OCLC/WorldCa37910084


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