|Plot Summary of Silent Heroes, Courageous Families Living with Depression and Mental Illness|
|"At the age of 11, the author watched her previously loving, nurturing mother have a complete mental breakdown. Her mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and was ill the rest of her life. The author's father, the main Silent Hero, stayed to care for his wife and family, amid an almost impossible situation created by his wife's instability. This book chronicles the emotional journey of the author and the family through the process of trying to come to terms with their mother's illness, and her father's love, steadfastness, and loyalty to his wife.
The book also contains other touching family stories, as well as a great deal of educational information about mental disorders."
maureen focht, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Silent Heroes, Courageous Families Living with Depression and Mental Illness|
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because he/she is
- mentally ill
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
Is this a biography of several people?
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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