Out of Order is a manual for teens and young adults to help them understand mental illness and recovery. It covers such topics as mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, learning problems, intellectual disabilities, treatment, and recovery. This book will help answer questions like: What is mental illness? What are the symptoms? Do you need help? How do you find the right kind of help? How can you take responsibility yourself for understanding and recovery. It discusses treatments, therapies, medications, support groups, and contains a disorders dictionary, resources for help, relevant websites, and an index. Illustrated.
About the Authors:
Dale Carlson is the author of dozens of books for young adults with 3 ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, YALSA Best Picks, VOYA Honor Book, 3 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 3 Independent Press Medals, 4 ForeWord Books of the Year, Junior Literary Guild, International Book of the Month Club.
Dr. Michael Bower received undergraduate and master's degrees from Tufts University, a doctorate from Boston University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard University. Dr. Bower has divided his career between education and counseling. He has been a school counselor, a director of a "school within a school" for special needs students, director of a school counseling program and a high school principal. He has taught graduate courses at Leslie University and Boston University. Recently, he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine in Yale University. Dr. Bower had a private psychologist practice in Massachusetts and is currently a counselor at The Center for Change in New Haven, CT.