Paul Komarek is an author and consultant with a comeback story. After bipolar disorder wiped out his legal career, Paul rebuilt his life around his strengths as a writer, teacher and policy expert. He works on tough social issues, including criminal justice reform, education of children with disabilities, violence prevention, addiction treatment, and health care for the poor.
The addiction treatment system needs an upgrade. The systems meant to protect and serve the community are broken and disconnected, and have greatly multiplied the destructive power of heroin. This book shows the way forward. It's a resource for communities, for people in recovery, for family members and friends, and all of us. Based on community efforts at the heart of the heroin crisis.
Revised and updated for 2014. Defying Mental Illness is a plain-language guide to recovery from mental illness. Its strengths-based approach makes mental health disorders and treatment understandable. Covers schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, suicide prevention, childhood mental illness and more.
"Provides what's needed most" --NAMI Advocate