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Safe Wanted and Loved - A Family Memoir of Mental Illness Heartbreak and Hope - cover

Safe Wanted and Loved - A Family Memoir of Mental Illness Heartbreak and Hope

Patrick Dylan

Narrator Raúl E. Esparza

Publisher: Snow Anselmo Press

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Winner of seven awards, including a National Indie Excellence Award and Best Indie Book Award. 
"Anyone out there struggling to navigate mental illness should read this thoughtful book."—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum 
“Pat, we need to kill the dog.” A chill ran down Patrick Dylan’s spine as his wife spoke—psychosis had found their family again. 
When a sudden mental illness struck his wife, Patrick Dylan found himself living with an eerie stranger. Scared and unprepared, he began a desperate battle to protect her from a mysterious disease, shelter their children from her bizarre behavior, and recover the woman he loved. 
For years, Patrick and Mia Dylan enjoyed an intimate marriage that exemplified partnership. They worked together to create a loving home for their two children, enjoyed a close relationship with their extended family, and offered mutual support during hard times. But on the morning of Mia’s thirty-ninth birthday, everything changed. 
Within weeks, she had been admitted to the emergency room, the hospital, and the local crisis facility, but none of the experts could provide an answer. As her illness eluded diagnosis, the family’s struggle was only beginning. A brave memoir in the tradition of Brain on Fire, Dylan’s Safe, Wanted, and Loved is a compassionate, honest, and gripping account of a family navigating mental illness.
Duration: about 8 hours (08:05:06)
Publishing date: 2022-06-29; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —