Living with Mr. Fahrenheit: A First Responder Family's Fight for a Future After a Mental Health Crisis (Paperback)
Sometimes a first responder's toughest battle is in their mind.
"A disturbing but frequently riveting and illuminating read." -Kirkus Reviews
Lisa Beecher and her husband are first responders, deeply invested in careers and family, when he experiences a psychotic break. From a treatment failure in a psychiatric hospital, to her husband's return to work and beyond, the family is forced to operate by the rules of a culture that does not encourage and support caring for mental health in an optimal way.
Living with Mr. Fahrenheit throws open the door on a first responder family's psychological trauma, where secrecy and shame maintain an influential grip. Beecher lends her voice to a small but growing number of people willing to share their personal and professional experiences in a call for greater understanding, and culture change, in handling the impacts of first responder trauma.