Saturday, January 27, 2007

Campbell dies; author leaves a book that changed lives


Bebe Moore Campbell died recently. Campbell is a noted fiction author who strayed into semi-non-fiction in her book 72 Hour Hold, a story that was based on her own life and the life of her daughter, who has bipolar disorder. Campbell's novel explores the difficulties for parents attempting to help children with bipolar, and how family history can become clouded by the stigma of mental illness to the detriment of all involved in the process of helping someone recover. It's an excellent book that rings true with many of the loved ones I've worked with. Check it out.