Lost and Found: The Journey Through My Son's Mental Illness

Savio Republic
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Bias is rampant in mental illness. When Linda Denke’s bipolar son went missing, her journey to find him uncovered systematic prejudices and impenetrable barriers, which threatened to separate them and thwart her son’s recovery. 

Lost and Found captures a painful, yet remarkable, story of courage, fortitude, faith, and resilience. Linda’s insights into mental illness and societal discrimination during her son’s break from reality—his hospitalizations, homelessness, and ultimately, his return to practicing law—not to mention her overwhelming fears as a parent, ensure that this is a story you will not soon forget. Linda’s incredible true story will keep you turning until the very last page.

Lost and Found illuminates the stark reality of society’s misconceptions toward people we love with mental illness, while also providing the force behind stigma-free healthcare for those who find themselves facing mental illness.
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About the author

Linda Denke is a tireless champion for healthcare excellence and the elevation and recognition of the profession of Nursing. She is devoted to improving outcomes and the quality of life for patient with brain disorders and families who love them.


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Publisher
Savio Republic
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Published on
May 7, 2019
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Pages
135
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ISBN
9781642930627
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
Psychology / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
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