Josie Mendez-Negrete, A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia

Josie Mendez-Negrete

A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia 

Thursday, October 8th 2015

6:00-8:00 pm 


About Josie Mendez-Negrete: Josie Méndez-Negrete is a sociologist who teaches Mexican American studies in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual

Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also the author of Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed.


About A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia: For more than twenty years Josie Méndez-Negrete has endured the emotional journey of watching her son Tito struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness. Méndez-Negrete depicts the evolution of the disease from her perspective as a parent and by relating Tito’s own narrative, illuminating the inadequacies of the US mental health system and the added burdens of addiction and blame. Through the author, Tito paints a vivid picture of his lived experiences and everyday traumas to show how his life and the lives of his loved ones have been impacted by mental illness.





Event date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826340566
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - August 15th, 2015