Motherhood, Mental Illness and Recovery

Stories of Hope

Editors: Benders-Hadi, Nikole, Barber, Mary E. (Eds.)

  • Describes current research and services available to mothers with serious mental illness
  • Presents clients’ personal accounts of their parenting experiences and issues such as stigma, fears and discrimination
  • Provides clinicians with information that can be used to help patients
  • Promotes further research, improved services and the message of mental illness recovery
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About this book

Despite the importance of regaining social roles during recovery from mental illness, the intersection between motherhood and serious mental illness is often overlooked. This book aims to rectify that neglect. A series of introductory chapters describing current research and services available to mothers with serious mental illness are followed by personal accounts of clients reflecting on their parenting experiences. One goal of the book is to provide clinicians with information that they can use to help patients struggling with questions and barriers in their attempts to parent. The inclusion of personal accounts of mothers on issues such as stigma, fears and discrimination in the context of parenting with a mental illness is intended to promote the message of mental illness recovery to a larger audience as well. Finally, it is hoped that this handbook will help inspire more research on mothers with mental illness and the creation of more services tailored to their needs.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book about motherhood and mental illness is written effectively and uniquely by researchers, clinicians, and mothers who are undergoing treatment. … While this book may be used by those who are working in the area of maternal mental health, women who are consumers of mental healthcare as well as their advocates may benefit from the discussions. … This rich collection of useful information addresses issues important for those caring for mothers with mental health problems.” (Sheila Lahijani, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • Supporting Mothers Living with Mental Illnesses in Recovery

    Nicholson, Joanne

    Pages 3-17

  • Modes of Experience and Understanding: Parenting Assessment for Mothers with Serious Mental Illness and Child Protective Service Involvement

    Ostler, Teresa

    Pages 19-31

  • When Your Patient Has Children: How the Clinician Can Support Good Parenting

    Heru, Alison

    Pages 33-44

  • Mothers Are Everywhere: Finding Stories of Motherhood in a State Psychiatric Hospital

    Benders-Hadi, Nikole

    Pages 45-52

  • Pregnancy and the Perinatal Period

    Polania, Laura M.

    Pages 53-71

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01318-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01317-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Motherhood, Mental Illness and Recovery
Book Subtitle
Stories of Hope
Editors
  • Nikole Benders-Hadi
  • Mary E. Barber
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01318-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01318-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01317-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 351
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