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72 Hour Hold (2005) [Novel]
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In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder.

Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Watching her child turn into a bizarre stranger, Keri searches for assistance through normal channels. She quickly learns that a seventy-two hour hold is the only help you can get when an adult child starts to spiral out of control. After three days, Trina can sign herself out of any program.

Fed up with the bureaucracy of the mental health community and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention. The Program is a group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and model themselves after the Underground Railroad. When Keri puts her daughter’s fate in their hands, she begins a journey that has her calling on the spirit of Harriet Tubman for courage. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced to confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to secure a future for her child.

Original title: 72 Hour Hold
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBlack (african-american)
FictionGeneral FictionMental Illness

Edition #1: 72 Hour Hold

72 Hour Hold (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

72 Hour Hold (June 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1400040744
Dimensions: 9.52 x 6.54 x 1.31
Pages: 319

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