Shot in the Head a Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle

Shot in the Head a Sister s Memoir a Brother s Struggle This true story brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness Using a mix of narrative photographs emails and pictures of various cherished objects

  • Title: Shot in the Head a Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle
  • Author: Katherine Flannery Dering
  • ISBN: 9781927637210
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • This true story brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness Using a mix of narrative, photographs, emails and pictures of various cherished objects, the book takes the reader into the author s world of caring for her younger brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia and then lung cancer Both universal and personal,This true story brings to life the experiences of one large family before and after the onset of mental illness Using a mix of narrative, photographs, emails and pictures of various cherished objects, the book takes the reader into the author s world of caring for her younger brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia and then lung cancer Both universal and personal, Katherine Dering sShot in the Headis the story of a family just barely holding on Dering unspools her story with urgent compassion and grace Elizabeth Eslami, Author ofBone WorshipandHibernate and the 2013 winner of the Ohio State University Prize inShort Fiction I virtually read Ms Dering s book through in one sitting She did a magnificent job This eye opening account of the realities of having a seriously mentally ill family member should be at the top of the must read list for anyone involved with, or otherwise interested in, improving mental health services for those who are most in need Fred Frese, Ph.D Associate Professor of Psychiatry Northeast Ohio Medical University Coordinator, Recovery Project So powerful and emotional Ann Cloonan, Director, Bedford Free Library, Bedford, NY You will fall in love with the Flannery clan, who stepped up to support their brother Paul throughout his sad journey with schizophreniaa readable and important book Randye Kaye, author, Ben Behind His Voices One Family s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

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    1. Shot in the Head: A Sister's Memoir, a Brother's Struggle is first time author Katherine Flannery Dering's account of a family grappling with a diagnosis of serious mental illness. Dering's brother Paul was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia as a young man and then, devastatingly in his later life, was diagnosed with lung cancer. In this memoir, Dering has succeeded in sensitively telling her brother's story in an uplifting way, despite the two serious illnesses he faced during his lifetime.Der [...]

    2. I enjoy memoirs because I like reading about real experiences that are from more than someone's imagination. I picked this up at my college reunion as the author is alumni as well, and she was selling her book during the reunion family event. This book is about the author's perceptions and experiences on having a brother who was institutionalized most of his life after being diagnosed with Schizophrenia in his late teens. The family pictures and email excerpts really gives you a visual reference [...]

    3. This is an amazing and heartfelt story that moved me from beginning to end. Ms. Dering has done a beautiful job telling an incredibly difficult story that deserves to be read by many people.

    4. This was an eye opening look at a family's struggle when a son/brother is diagnosed with schizophrenia. The author gives us an honest look into her personal struggles with caring for, and coping with, a family member with both mental and physical issues. She raises good points with the issues with care available to the mentally ill in NYS; I particularly liked her comparison to "transitioning" those with mental conditions out of the system simply because they have been there long enough to takin [...]

    5. With intimate detail, this well-written memoir outlines a family’s struggle to create a comfortable life for the author’s younger brother. A dramatic story, “Shot in the Head” draws the reader into the author’s life, as she explains her father’s withdrawal, her mother’s determination and her siblings banding together with her, in response to the schizophrenia that captured Paul. As he struggled with demons that attacked without notice or provocation, Paul’s battle became Ms. Deri [...]

    6. "Shot in the Head" gives readers a look into the life of a schizophrenic and his family, I find it to be well written and informative. The tormented mind of those with this type illness is heartbreaking, the enigma that accompanies it just as bad. The author did a good job of covering all points.

    7. A very moving story about how a family tries the best possible way to get through a family member's illness and his struggle with life.I as a reader felt that I got a much better understanding of how the disease works, how you as a family member is struggling and will do anything to serve and support the family through this tough timeDefinitely an eye-opener to read this book.

    8. Thought-provoking memoir about my best childhood friend's brother and his struggle with mental illness. Highly recommend!

    9. This is a well written book concerning a family attempting to deal with a brother who suffers from Schizophrenia. Shot In The Head has been an eye-opener for me.

    10. Shot in the Head: A Sister's Memoir, A Brother's Struggle by Katherine FlanneryThis book caught my eye because of the fact that it is about a true account from a sister recounts her past growing up with a brother suffering with mental illness. It truly is an illness that affects the whole family. I have family members with varying forms and degrees of mental illness and in the past delt with depression myself. This story is a very honest memoir of a sisters feelings about her brother and the tre [...]

    11. I was entirely caught up in the true story Ms Dering tells of her brother's mental illness and her family's struggle to do what was best for him and for the needs of all the rest. She tells the story beautifully in an unsentimental but personal manner that treated each person involved with great respect. I also appreciated how her story weaves in some basic information about the laws and regulations governing how the mentally ill in our country are "cared for". I didn't know any of this before! [...]

    12. It has been a long time since I have finished a book in one sitting. The author did a phenomenal job of telling a very difficult story and how herself and her siblings took care of her mentally ill brother. The photos and emails that were shared brought this story to life. Her attention to detail about the struggles she dealt with her brother as well as her parents were a real eye opener. I give this book 5 stars because as a reader I learned so much about the difficulties families face with lov [...]

    13. This is an excellent memoir. The author tells a powerful story about her family and how they cope with their brother's schizophrenia. This book is eye-opening, raw, and more than anything, loving. While it is a memoir about the injustice and difficulty of mental illness, it is also about family. It really portrays the caring and complexity in her large family.

    14. This sister's tale of a family dealing with a schizophrenic brother is appealing in its dedication and love for one so helpless. It shows some of the ways a schizophrenic deals with the world, many I can relate to from my brother's situation. It covers a life time through the brother's death and documents how decisions by the American system makes the subject difficult.

    15. Sad story, really weird guy. Maybe my review reflects the story rather than the actual writing?? There just seemed to be some repetition that made the story longer than it needed to be. There were just technical ways that this novel could have been improved by formatting it differently.

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