Stuck in Time

The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness

Lee Gutkind

More than 7.5 million children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious mental health problems, yet only one fifth receive treatment or services to alleviate their suffering system often receive care that is inappropriate or overly severe.

In Stuck in Time, Lee Gutkind examines this major crisis in American health care by dramatically documenting the lives of three adolescents and the pain of a family that is desperate for help. Stuck in Time moves beyond the stigma of mental illness to convey the children's stories, frustrations, and fears, and to provide a prescriptive challenge for the future.


     Also available as an ebook.