Nobody's Child by Marie Balter

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Marie Balter’s courageous story of hope and healing has inspired millions around the country. After spending the first twenty years of her adult life in a mental hospital, she gradually emerged from the terror of the back wards, eventually to attend graduate school at Harvard University and become a leading champion for the mentally ill.
 

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Marie Balter, M.Ed. is a writer, lecturer, and advocate for the mentally ill. She is the winner of America’s Award, “the ordinary person’s Medal of Honor.” Richard Katz, Ph.D. clinical psychologist and anthropologist, is the author of Boiling Energy: Community Healing among the Kalahari Kung. He teaches full time at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in Canada, and at Harvard Medical School.
 
Published March 1, 1991 by Addison-Wesley Pub Co (Trd). 4 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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She falls victim to disorienting panic attacks, is in and out of mental hospitals, finally spends the bulk of her institutional life in ""The Castle,"" or the wards at Loring General Hospital, where she is shuffled about the wards depending upon the depths of her illness.

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Balter's unusual life story, told in collaboration with anthropologist-psychologist Katz, traces the self-healing of a woman who spent nearly 20 years in the Massachusetts mental hospital she entered

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Balter, now a mental-health professional, exemplifies the power of courage, hope and spiritual commitment as she describes the nearly 20 years she spent in a mental hospital. (Apr.)

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Balter, now a mental-health professional, exemplifies the power of courage, hope and spiritual commitment as she describes the nearly 20 years she spent in a mental hospital. (Apr.)

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Balter's unusual life story, told in collaboration with anthropologist-psychologist Katz, traces the self-healing of a woman who spent nearly 20 years in the Massachusetts mental hospital she entered at age 17.

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