Breakdown

NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer says:
“Courageous, unblinking…terrifying and beautiful…harrowing yet tender…”

“In this poetic journal of a father’s struggle to endure a wife’s mental illness and protect his sons from her destructive demons, Richard Krawiec leads us into a psychological realism that is stunning.  He captures with laser-sharp authenticity the emotional dark night, as delusional illness threatens to envelop the family of its victim.

Krawiec writes not as a detached observer but with the anguish of a sufferer finding his way through a nightmare, ultimately sustained by love and devotion to his sons.  More than any textbook I know, ‘Breakdown: A Father’s Journey’ evokes a compassionate awareness of the ordeal faced by the families of our patients.  Clinicians, as well as families and supportive friends, would do well to read it frequently.”

-Ralph Roughton, M.D., psychoanalyst
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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