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A Burden to be Well: Sisters and Brothers of the Mentally Ill

By Karen Brown

This documentary focuses on the issues and emotions that face the sisters and brothers of people with mental illness. These siblings often feel ignored by family, health care providers, and society at large while the ill sibling takes up most of the available attention. Meanwhile, these siblings may be suffering in their own right – from the trauma of exposure to mental illness, the grief of watching a sibling lose control, the responsibility of caring for an ill sibling, and the guilt of being the "healthy one."

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Copyright 2006, Used with permission from American RadioWorks.

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