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Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

by Jimmy Carter Rosalynn Carter

For Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the transition from the White House to Plains, Georgia, was painful. "Everything To Gain" is their warm and unpretentious account of their successful adjustment to a new life, full of encouragement and insight for any couple wanting to renew their commitment to each other and to life.

Helping Someone with Mental Illness

by Rosalynn Carter Susan Golant

The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness, "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the Rosalynn Carter Symposia for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating health-care providers; managing workplace, financial, and legal matters. Mrs. Carter addresses the latest breakthroughs in understanding, research, and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental disorders. She also discusses the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving for people with mental illness and offers concrete suggestions to help erase the prejudice and discrimination based on misinformation about mental illness. Her book is also a rich clearinghouse that guides readers to hundreds of specialized resources, including organizations, hot lines, newsletters, videos, books, websites, and more.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Helping Yourself Help Others

by Susan K. Golant Rosalynn Carter

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible?we want to help someone we love, but we donOCOt know how, and weOCOre afraid of losing ourselves in this daunting task. If you have picked up this book, you are probably a caring person. You may prove that every day by helping someone who is elderly or developmentally disabled or who suffers from a physical or mental illness. It helps to know that Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and a director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, which is committed to studying caregiving issues, knows firsthand the challenges of this labor of love. From her own personal experience as a caregiver for her father and grandfather and from that of hundreds of caregivers she has encountered before, during, and since her years in the White House, Mrs. Carter knows that caregiving can be rewarding, but also lonely, stressful, confusing, and frustrating. In "Helping Yourself Help Others," Mrs. Carter writes, ?Caregivers give so much of themselves and sometimes receive very little in return. The purpose of this book is to encourage you, to empathize with you, and to advocate for your special needs. I hope it will help you have an easier and more enjoyable life. OCO Mrs. Carter addresses the issues most caregivers face. How do you avoid burnout?the sense of feeling completely overwhelmed and unrewarded? How do you balance your responsibilities as a caregiver with the rest of your life? How can you enlist the aid of other family members? How can you educate yourself about your loved oneOCOs condition and work more effectively with the health care team? When is an institution the right choice for your loved one? How can you access helpful associations, literature and government aid? (A helpful appendix lists hundreds of resources. ) "Helping Yourself Help Others" is a rare combination of a warmly personal account of caregiving and a reassuring, clear-eyed guidebook that offers practical solutions to caregiverOCOs typical problems. Filled with empathy, this sensitive, encouraging guide will help you meet a difficult challenge head-on and find fulfillment and empowerment in your caregiving role. "

Helping Yourself Help Others

by Susan K. Golant Rosalynn Carter

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible-we want to help someone we love, but we don't know how, and we're afraid of losing ourselves in this daunting task. If you have picked up this book, you are probably a caring person. You may prove that every day by helping someone who is elderly or developmentally disabled or who suffers from a physical or mental illness.It helps to know that Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and a director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, which is committed to studying caregiving issues, knows firsthand the challenges of this labor of love. From her own personal experience as a caregiver for her father and grandfather and from that of hundreds of caregivers she has encountered before, during, and since her years in the White House, Mrs. Carter knows that caregiving can be rewarding, but also lonely, stressful, confusing, and frustrating.In Helping Yourself Help Others, Mrs. Carter writes, "Caregivers give so much of themselves and sometimes receive very little in return. The purpose of this book is to encourage you, to empathize with you, and to advocate for your special needs. I hope it will help you have an easier and more enjoyable life."Mrs. Carter addresses the issues most caregivers face. How do you avoid burnout-the sense of feeling completely overwhelmed and unrewarded? How do you balance your responsibilities as a caregiver with the rest of your life? How can you enlist the aid of other family members? How can you educate yourself about your loved one's condition and work more effectively with the health care team? When is an institution the right choice for your loved one? How can you access helpful associations, literature and government aid? (A helpful appendix lists hundreds of resources.)Helping Yourself Help Others is a rare combination of a warmly personal account of caregiving and a reassuring, clear-eyed guidebook that offers practical solutions to caregiver's typical problems. Filled with empathy, this sensitive, encouraging guide will help you meet a difficult challenge head-on and find fulfillment and empowerment in your caregiving role.

Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers

by Susan K. Golant Rosalynn Carter

Having cared at home for her ailing father and grandfather, Rosalynn Carter's involvement has taught her that Americans are in the middle of a caregiving crisis. In this book, Mrs. Carter addresses the social issues that have created this crisis and offers practical solutions to the problems caregivers typically experience, such as isolation, burnout, anger, and helplessness.

Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis

by Susan K. Golant Rosalynn Carter Kathryn E. Cade

In Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, Rosalynn Carter and coauthors Susan K. Golant and Kathryn E. Cade render an insightful, unsparing assessment of the state of mental health. Mrs. Carter has been deeply invested in this issue since her husband's gubernatorial campaign when she saw firsthand the horrific, dehumanizing treatment of people with mental illnesses. Using stories from her 35 years of advocacy to springboard into a discussion of the larger issues at hand, Carter crafts an intimate and powerful account of a subject previously shrouded in stigma and shadow, surveying the dimensions of an issue that has affected us all. She describes a system that continues to fail those in need, even though recent scientific breakthroughs with mental illness have potential to help most people lead more normal lives. Within Our Reach is a seminal, searing, and ultimately optimistic look at how far we've come since Carter's days on the campaign trail and how far we have yet to go.

You Need Help!

by Rosalynn Carter Mark S. Komrad

Through a rich combination of user-friendly tools and real-life stories, Mark S. Komrad, M.D., offers you step-by-step guidance and support as you take the courageous step of helping a friend who might not even recognize that he or she is in need. He guides you in developing a strong course of action, starting by determining when professional help is needed, then moving through the steps of picking the right time, making the first approach, gathering allies, selecting the right professional, and supporting your loved ones as they go through the necessary therapeutic process to resolve their problems. Included are scripts based on Komrad's work with his own patients, designed to help you anticipate next steps and arm you with the tools to respond constructively and compassionately. You will also find guidance and information you need to understand mental illness and get past the stigma still associated with it, so that you can engage and support your loved ones with insight and compassion in their journey toward emotional stability and health.

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