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Book Title: Tell Me I'm Here: One Family's Experience of Schizophrenia|
The author of the book: Anne Deveson
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: October 1st 1992
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Reader ratings: 4.2
ISBN 13: 9780140173390
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This book is a moving and at times heartbreaking account of Australian broadcaster Anne Deveson's experience as she attempts to support her son Jonathan in his struggle with schizophrenia. It is also very informative because she talks about her time travelling through North America, attending conferences and speaking with researchers as well as other parents who are, or have been, in a similar situation. She paints a grim picture of Australia in the 1970s & 1980s in terms of the lack of funding, resources and support for the mentally ill. She does note that things are changing for the better (the book was published in 1991) and people are more aware and more accepting of mental illness. I'd recommend this book to anyone.
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Read information about the authorAnne Deveson was a writer, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker with a long involvement in human rights issues. She was born in Kuala Lumpur; spent her childhood moving between Malaysia, Britain and Australia, then worked as a journalist for the BBC and the London bureau of the New York Times. In Australia, she became the first woman to run her own daily current affairs radio program. In 1974, she was appointed a Royal Commissioner with the Royal Commission on Human Relationships and in 1978, a founding member of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.
She was Chair of the South Australian Film Corporation and Executive Director of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She has made numerous award winning television and radio documentaries including several films in Africa and Asia which have won her three UN Media Peace Awards. In 1993 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to the media and to mental health. She also holds several honorary doctorates.
Her writing includes the internationally acclaimed Tell Me I'm Here, which won the 1991 Human Rights Award for non-fiction. She has also written Australian at Risk, Faces of Change and Coming of Age.
Her first novel, Lines in the Sand, draws from Deveson's own experiences and is a passionate story of loyalty, courage and the human spirit.