72 Hour Hold

Author(s): Bebe Moore Campbell
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100010917
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739329672
Narrator/s: Pamella D'Pella
Publisher: Books on Tape
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In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet. Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Watching her child turn into a bizarre stranger, Keri searches for assistance through normal channels. She quickly learns that a seventy-two hour hold is the only help you can get when an adult child starts to spiral out of control. After three days, Trina can sign herself out of any program. Fed up with the bureaucracy of the mental health community and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention. The Program is a group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and model themselves after the Underground Railroad. When Keri puts her daughter's fate in their hands, she begins a journey that has her calling on the spirit of Harriet Tubman for courage. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced to confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to secure a future for her child. Bebe Moore Campbell's moving story is for anyone who has ever faced insurmountable obstacles and prayed for a happy ending, only to discover she'd have to reach deep within herself to fight for it.

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Author(s): Bebe Moore Campbell
Product Number EB00148202
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307424259

Professional reviews

"Trina Whitmore is bipolar. Her mother struggles with Trina's extreme mood swings, multiple 72-hour holds in the health care system, the frustration and impossibility of securing a conservatorship, and, ultimately, a radical intervention. Pamela D'Pella's Russian, Latino, and British accents all sound like they share a Jamaican ancestry. However, her presentation of Trina's roller coaster ride through mental illness is chillingly raw and painfully believable. D'Pella's presentation of Trina's psychosis-fueled rage flies powerfully off the CD, demanding insight into the need for accessible, ample, and aggressive health care. This novel is a must read for policymakers, health care providers, and those still learning to live with this enslaving disease. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"