72 Hour Hold

by Jon Henshaw

The Baltimore Sun reports on a new novel about a mother’s struggles with her daughter’s mental illness - and a mental health system that fails them. Victoria A. Brownworth writes:

The detail in 72 Hour Hold will resonate for anyone who has dealt with mental illness and the mental health system, and illumine that world for anyone fortunate enough to have escaped it. Several years ago, when a close relative was suffering from mental illness, Campbell formed her own chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in her Los Angeles neighborhood. Of particular concern for her is the closeted nature of mental illness in the African-American community, an aspect she addresses through Keri’s ex-husband and Trina’s father, Clyde, a black Republican with an attitude about mental illness that is similar to Cruise’s. Clyde disbelieves anything is wrong with his daughter until something cataclysmic happens.

Full Story.

Buy 72 Hour Hold, By Bebe Moore Campbell.

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