Possessed Mentalities

by Maxene Obenschain Kleier



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2005

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9780595344369
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9780595799282
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9780595791965

About the Book

"Possessed Mentalities is an honest account of a very painful tragedy. Two of Maxene Kleier's daughters developed schizophrenia; then one killed the other. Ms. Kleier recounts the circumstances and makes the reader realize how cruel the disease schizophrenia can be. She reminds us that many individuals, despite, modern medications, do not respond well and require extensive psychiatric monitoring. Ms. Kleier is brave to tell her story. I recommend it to all families with a seriously ill family member."-E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. Author of Surviving Schizophrenia and other outstanding books

Senator Bob Graham, February 9, 2005, when signing my copy of his book, Intelligence Matters, kindly wrote, "To Maxene, to an author who really knows how to write. In person and in works, you demonstrate that indeed intelligence does matter."

"Maxene Kleier has written a book that will astound and educate you and finally broaden your knowledge of mental illness and what it is to be human. In a psychotic delusional state one of her daughters stabbed and killed another daughter who also suffered from mental illness. Most people, I think, would have just collapsed and folded rather than deal with a tragedy so immense and close. Maxene Kleier went on because she had to. We are the richer because she also went on to write a remarkably clear- eyed very readable account of what mental illness is and how she has fought to save her family and herself. It is a story of remarkable grace under pressure."-Mark Vonnegut, M.D., Author of Eden Express

About the Author

Maxene Obenschain Kleier, a volunteer activist/lobbyist since 1977, was born May 31,1919 near Broadway, Virginia in the front parlor of an antebellum house. Heartwarming and heartrending experiences since that day, more than ninety years ago, meld in her first highly successful book, Possessed Mentalities. The book is a credible reference for better understanding of societal, political and mental health issues.

Maxene's popular website is www.maxenekleier.com

Take time to get wiser. Read Possessed Mentalities.

There have been multiple successful book signings in many different states. Possessed Mentalities has also been required reading for some college classes. One particular award from NAMI, that has etched into a whirling globe "You have made a world of difference", offers the author assurance that her traumatic experiences and her joy for living really do help others to manage challenges in their personal and public lives.

The book was difficult to write, but now is gratifying to the author because of expressed appreciation by hundreds of readers.