About caring and carers’ experience A Carer’s Guide to Schizophrenia Greg Wilkinson, Tony Kendrick and Bruce Moore, 2000, ISBN 10-85315-408-3 This guide provides answers to the wide-ranging questions that carers may have about family members or friends suffering from schizophrenia. These include how to recognise symptoms of schizophrenia, the various options for treatment and a glossary of commonly-used phrases and words. The authors also explain how friends and families can become involved in caring for a person with schizophrenia and also who can provide help and support for the carers. Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents Carol Fitzpatrick and John Sharry, 2004, ISBN 047085755-2 Practical guidance for parents on how to recognise depression, reach out to their children and seek professional help. Henry’s Demons Henry Cockburn, 2010, ISBN 1847377033 Together – as father and son - Patrick and Henry's stories create a nuance and revealing portrait of coping with paranoid schziophrenia and a stirring memoir of family, parenthood, and courage. His Bright Light Danielle Steele, 2010, ISBN-10: 0552164194 Danielle Steel’s moving personal story of the son she lost to manic depression. Living With Depression How to Cope When Your Partner is Depressed Caroline Carr, 2007, ISBN-10: 1905410611 From her own experience and from talking to others in the same boat, the author imparts advice and support on: - how to look after yourself and the rest of your family - how to support your partner - understanding depression and how it affects you - strategies to get you through - where to get help. Caroline's very honest account of her relationship will show you how she coped, and how you can cope too. Living with Mental Illness Liz Kuipers and Paul Bebbington, 2005, ISBN 028563741X This helpful, practical book has established itself as an essential resource for all who care for the severely mentally ill, providing advice on how to cope day-to-day and what resources and services are available. Written by a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist Living with Mental Illness explains what it feels like to be mentally ill, and the extensive resource section has been updated to make it a topical guide available to families and professionals. Making the Most of Being a Carer – A Practical Guide to Lightening the Load Ann Whitfield, 1996, ISBN 1861440405 Carers can often feel isolated and overwhelmed as Ann Whitfield, herself a carer, knows only too well. This guide gives advice and support to those caring for a person with special needs, and outlines your rights as a carer, tells you what financial help is available and also tackles how to take care of yourself and find support to deal with the emotional stress of caring.Serious Mental Illness - A Family Affair Gwen Howe, 2003, ISBN 10-85969-752-5 This book provides crucial background information. It explores the emotional impact that a breakdown can have on the family. The book makes it easier to talk to doctors and other health care professionals. It gives valuable pointers on practical issues. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger, 2010, ISBN-10: 1572246901 A self–help guide for friends and family when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder. Stop Walking on Eggshells as a compassionate guide aims to help people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviours. To Walk on Eggshells:… Is to Care for a Mental Illness Jean Johnston, 2005, ISBN 0954809211 Jean Johnston admits that she was 'something of a psychiatric virgin' when her daughter developed a mental illness. With her own account of their remarkable journey alongside that of her daughter's in 'The Naked Bird Watcher' (ISBN 0954809203) this is a unique insight into mental illness. Uninvited Guest: A Family’s Journey into Schizophrenia Jenny Robertson, 1997, ISBN-10: 0281050961 The story of a mother coming to terms with her daughter's schizophrenia. Written from a Christian perspective, it includes many of the author's poems. When Someone You Love has Depression Barbara Baker, 2003, ISBN-10: 0859699064 This book explores how depression affects relationships and the emotions of carers. Depression has a huge impact on the lives of both people who suffer from it, and those who live with them or care for them. While a lot of attention is given to people who suffer from depression, the effect on those who have to live with it, and care for sufferers is overlooked. Working with Schizophrenia: A Needs Based Approach Gwen Howe, 1987, ISBN 185302242X A practical handbook for all professionals working with people suffering from schizophrenia, concerned with promoting real understanding of their experiences and developing effective ways to facilitate them to maintain a reasonable quality of life. Features contributions from sufferers, carers and service providers.