The Stigma of the Mentally Ill : Bob Does Everything Backwards: -- Writing Out of an Illness
Teribear [Leslie] and Ted E. Bear [Bob] formally 'team up' to court and marry in this literary-nonfiction account to show the needs of the mentally ill. In the midst of manipulation by doctors, dim views by police and legal entities, discrimination from employers, and bias from other mental health consumers these lovers join together to heal. Family issues are important as well. A jaunt towards spirituality consoles and clarifies in "The Stigma of the Mentally Ill: Bob Does Everything Backwards" as it answers contemporary and chronic questions about mental illness. Robert N. Franz does not write here in the classical sense, but as a 'Community Mental Health Activist'. His book is meant to raise awareness about mental illness.
- Paperback | 188 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 340.19g
- 23 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Robert N Franz
Robert N. Franz is a "Community Mental Health Activist." Not only does he reject 'biased bullying' of the mentally ill, but he sees that mental health consumers need to stand strong and stop surrendering to a stubborn public which misunderstands the mental health of many. We can only stop discrimination through more discussion about mental health issues. Stigma will stop when the need for patience & tolerance is understood and then worked towards. Specifically in Mr. Franz's writing, situations are discussed where we all can begin to learn more about each other. Robert offers starting points in "The Stigma of the Mentally Ill: Bob Does Everything Backwards." Robert Franz moved to Delaware after studying chemistry at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He then enrolled in three schools of higher education to study human & social science. He has worked in addictions, gerontology, mental health, and as a swim instructor for children and youth. Now he writes to motivate. Robert is not afraid to admit that he has been mentally diagnosed and detained. Through these experiences resolve and understanding surfaced in him. He has traveled to nine foreign countries and forty-seven states and was raised in Walnut Creek, California by kind parents with his sister, Annette. Now, lovingly, he resides with his wife, Leslie, in North Wilmington with their pet tabby "Misty." For now, life is good. For all of us too, the future can be bright. We only have to use tolerance and good, decent communication. Thank you for your acceptance and patience -- for with these qualities we learn well.