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Broken: How the Broken Mental Health System Leads to Broken Lives and Broken Hearts
Linda Comac, author
The first section of the book tells the story of the author's son who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Psychiatrists after psychiatrist failed to diagnose PTSD but wrote one prescription after another for a variety of suspected conditions. When the young man developed a serious back problem, opioids were added to the mix—a ticking time bomb if ever there was one. The second section relates the author's horrific experience when she was incarcerated in a mental hospital following a suicide attempt. In the third section, the failures of the mental health system are detailed through research and quotations from experts. The book ends with an appendix of mental health resources.