The Woman’s Club of Parsippany- Troy Hills recently donated a book on mental illness to the Parsippany Public Library System. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the Special State Project for the member clubs in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Club Chairman, Claudia McCarthy, presented the book on behalf of the club.
“Behind the Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents” offers an intimate look at parenting a child with serious mental illness, presenting compelling stories that have the power to educate, advocate and heal.
This collection of seven true stories told by nine parents offers a perspective unique to parents, who witness the illness unfold, fight the lonely battles on their child’s behalf, and serve as fierce allies for the road to recovery.
The library now has this, and many other books on the topic of mental health for residents’ use.