All The Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental by Sheila Hamilton

By Sheila Hamilton

At the same time a reporter, Sheila Hamilton neglected the symptoms as her husband David’s psychological sickness spread out ahead of her. by the point she had pieced jointly the puzzle, it was once too past due. Her as soon as fabulous and passionate accomplice used to be useless inside six weeks of a analysis of bipolar illness, leaving his younger daughter and spouse with out rather a lot as a observe to provide an explanation for his activities, a plan to assist them get over their profound grief, or an answer for the masses of hundreds of thousands of bucks in debt that they'd inherit from him.

All the issues We by no means Knew takes readers on a panoramic trip from David and Sheila’s romance in the course of the final 3 months in their lifestyles jointly and into the 12 months after his dying. It information their unsettling spiral from traditional lifestyles into the area of psychological ailment, examines the delicate line among truth and insanity, and divulges the genuine strength of affection and forgiveness.

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