By Meg McGuire

ISBN-10: 163152125X

ISBN-13: 9781631521256

at some point a teenage boy will get on his motorbike and rides 40 miles up California’s Pacific Coast road to prevent inflicting an earthquake he fears will endanger his mom and sister. however the quake he's experiencing isn't coming from underneath the earth; it’s the onset of bipolar affliction.

Blinded through Hope describes what it’s wish to have an surprisingly vibrant, artistic child—and then to have that kid by surprise be hit with an affliction that defies description and medication. through the years, McGuire attributes her son’s misplaced jobs, damaged relationships, felony problems, and periodic hospitalizations to the manic part of his ailment, denying the severity of his becoming drug use—but finally, she has to stand her personal dependancy to rescuing him, and to forge a direction for herself towards reputation, resilience, and love. A wakeup name concerning the epidemic of psychological disease, substance abuse, and mass incarceration in our society, Blinded by means of Hope shines a mild at the shadow of kinfolk dynamics that disgrace, lack of knowledge, and stigma hardly enable the general public see, and asks the query: How does a mom cope whilst love isn't enough?

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