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Resilience: two sisters and a story of mental illness

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"The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to President Mobutu. Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Jessie embarked on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side, going so far as to adopt Jessie's daughter when Jessie was abandoned by the child's father. Jessie's mental illness was passed on to her son, Calen. It wasn't until Calen entered McLean's psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society. Glenn continues to be the major support in Jessie's life. In RESILIENCE, the sisters share their story of triumphing over Jessie's illness. The book is written in Jessie's voice with running commentary and an epilogue written by Glenn"--
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subject_facetClose, Glenn, -- 1947-
Close, Jessie
Manic-depressive illness
Mentally ill -- Family relationships
Psychoses
Sisters
title_displayResilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness
title_fullResilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness / Jessie Close with Pete Earley
Resilience Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness
title_shortResilience
title_subtwo sisters and a story of mental illness
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Close, Glenn
Close, Jessie
Family relationships
Manic-depressive illness
Mentally ill
Nonfiction
Psychology
Psychoses
Sisters