By Patrick J. Kennedy, Stephen Fried
**A New York instances Bestseller**
**Now with an up-to-date source advisor and a countrywide platform for psychological illness**
Patrick J. Kennedy, the previous congressman and youngest baby of Senator Ted Kennedy, info his own and political conflict with psychological disease and habit, exploring psychological wellbeing and fitness care's heritage within the kingdom along his and each family's deepest struggles.
On may possibly five, 2006, the New York Times ran tales, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes automobile into Capitol Barrier” after which, numerous hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says he will search aid for Addiction.” It was once the 1st time that the preferred Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his dependancy to prescription painkillers, the genuine quantity of his fight with bipolar affliction and his plan to instantly search remedy. that can were the tip of his occupation, yet as an alternative it was once the beginning.
Since then, Kennedy has develop into the nation’s top suggest for psychological overall healthiness and substance abuse care, study and coverage either out and in of Congress. And ever considering passing the landmark psychological wellbeing and fitness Parity and habit fairness Act--and after the loss of life of his father, leaving Congress--he has been altering the discussion that surrounds all mind diseases.
A universal Struggle weaves jointly Kennedy's inner most narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the non-public is political and the political own. targeting the years from his 'coming out' approximately struggling with bipolar affliction and dependancy to the current day, the publication examines Kennedy's trip towards restoration and displays on american citizens' propensity to regard psychological health problems as "family secrets."
Beyond his personal tale, notwithstanding, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality within the psychological well-being neighborhood, and descriptions a daring plan for the way forward for psychological future health coverage. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling writer Stephen Fried, A universal Struggle is either a cry for empathy and a choice to action.