In the 1950s, mental illness was in the closet, a condition rarely discussed beyond immediate family members. A young mother struggles with bipolar disorder, abusing alcohol and prescription drugs before seeking psychiatric help. Their solution: mind-altering shock and insulin treatments. Her husband, fighting to keep the love of his life, focuses on her recovery, workingIn the 1950s, mental illness was in the closet, a condition rarely discussed beyond immediate family members. A young mother struggles with bipolar disorder, abusing alcohol and prescription drugs before seeking psychiatric help. Their solution: mind-altering shock and insulin treatments. Her husband, fighting to keep the love of his life, focuses on her recovery, working two jobs to cover the costs of a decade-long cycle of depression. Her son, just entering his teenage years, feeling abandoned and lost in his anger at the disintegration of the family by forces he can't understand, explores the dark side of his character. There are no winners in this family tragedy, just survivors. The familial strands are stretched and strained, almost to the breaking point. "The Storm" is a testament to the resilience of families and individuals, not the triumph of modern medicine or the saving grace of a miracle. It is a story of love and responsibility overcoming adversity of the worst sort, of going ahead when the future is most uncertain....
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the storm a family s battle with mental illness Reviews
The title of this book by Michael R. Lewis presets the perfect life story concerning mental illness. In my lifetime, I have had to deal with a manic depressive for 12 years of my life, my work life. I know all too well the effects of lithium and drinking alcohol that seems to be the coping mechanism. The reality of Michael Lewis’s story line is surreal and will give you the reality of a family who deals with the ins and outs of helping a loved one through recovery. The title of the book could be also, The Survival, because the reality is, when you love someone you do whatever it takes to help them and sometimes wanting to just give up. If you know someone who has a “mental disorder” of any kind, please help them by reading, researching and buying this book of survival. If it can bring hope the author has a gift that will help you share with others. © 2014 Jackie Paulson
The StormThis Kindle single was wonderful. I was crying by the time I finished reading it. If this short story was written as a novel it would have been a big best seller. It was sad but it tells the true story of mental illness and what it does to everyone in the family.
Any time I am really into a story...it goes too quickly! Thank you for sharing your story. As someone who also had mental illness in the household I grew up in...well...it helps to know that others have been through the same thing.
I first decided to read the book because it sounded good. As a writer, I know how important back story is. However, I felt like this book was just a half hour of reading back story. While Mick has been through a lot in his life, I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if there had been more detail and written more as a story rather than an autobiography.While the writing itself was well done, I personally didn't find the story very intriguing.
The premise of this story is promising but it doesn't live up to its potential. I found it to be a very quick and easy read that seemed to skim the surface of the issue of mental illness and its effect on family. I just wish there had been a bit more meat to the story including more details and background information.
This is an excellent, heartfelt story of dealing with a parent with mental illness. Thank you, Michael R. Lewis, for begin REAL in telling the story of hurt and overcoming. Well written!