Anguished Voices: Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities

Edited by Rex M. Dickens and Diane T. Marsh

Anguished Voices

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Personal accounts of siblings and children of people with mental illness. The mental illness of a close relative is a catastrophic event for young family members that has repercussions through their lives. In the past, there has been little awareness of this impact among most professionals and parents, or even among siblings and children themselves. At present, adult siblings and children are gaining insight into their own experiences and sharing their wisdom with the larger community. This book is an outgrowth of that process.

Citation: Dickens, R. M., & Marsh, D. T. (Eds). (1994). Anguished voices: Siblings and adult children of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Product Details

PDF File: 83 Pages

Published: 1994

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Rex M. Dickens and Diane T. Marsh Coming to Terms: A Sister’s Odyssey
  • Lisa Ewald Albury Nannie: A Sister’s Story
  • Annie V. Saylor: Emergence
  • Robert F. Penning: My Mother, My Family
  • Susan L.: Having Two Fathers
  • Karen Kinsella: My First Punching Bag
  • Dean Hogan: Playing with Kelley
  • Laura Donahue: A Family Album
  • Rex M. Dickens: Annotated Resources


Rex M. Dickens and Diane T. Marsh, PhD, Professor of Psychology University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
1150 Mount Pleasant Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 412-836-9684


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