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Over a two-year period, the author and her research team followed the lives of fifty-three Puerto Rican women living with severe mental illness as they coped with daily challenges in the areas of family, romantic relationships, employment, social services, substance use, and health care. The team interviewed the women and shadowed them at their homes, churches, schools, physicians’ offices, family events, and other occasions in order to understand how their mental illness, their gender, their language, and their culture affected their relationships with others, their understandings of their own situations, and their hopes for themselves and their families. Sana Loue lets us see the remarkable strength of many of the women and hear in their own words about their efforts to survive, despite long histories of childhood physical and sexual abuse, partner violence, substance use, poverty, and severe mental illness. We also witness the violence that surrounds them and the HIV risk that becomes a part of their lives in their efforts to survive economically and emotionally.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1. Beyond Numbers: Faces of HIV and Mental Illness in Northeastern Ohio's Latino Communities
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Living with Mental Illness
  2. pp. 19-41
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  1. 3. Making Ends Meet
  2. pp. 43-60
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  1. 4. Love Is a Four-Letter Word
  2. pp. 61-76
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  1. 5. Critical Others
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. 6. Motherhood
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. 7. Adrift: Navigating Systems and Bureaucracies
  2. pp. 111-131
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  1. 8. Negotiating Risk
  2. pp. 133-153
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  1. 9. Power, Processes, and Agency
  2. pp. 155-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. References
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-216
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826517555
Related ISBN
9780826517531
MARC Record
OCLC
733543792
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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