Thanks to North Shore Schizophrenia, for their review!
The story of Randye Kaye’s son’s descent into psychosis and the long road to recovery reads like a diary, complete with dialogue, commentary, and an account of her own emotions as each incident and turn of events unfolds. You would think the attention to detail [...]
At the end of the movie Silver Linings Playbook, when main character Pat Peoples is about to embark on the next, happier, more stable part of his life, I think he says something to his ex-wife about doing much better because he is focused, determined, physically fit – and (shhh!)taking his meds.
I think he says [...]
Here is the latest radio conversation about mental health, family support, the tragic (and possibly preventable) Newtown shootings, and more. So many issues.
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Letters, we get letters….and each time it reinforces the fact that mental illness affects the whole family – and that many – too many – families are left to guess at proper treatment and cope alone, especially if their family member is a “legal adult.”
at a recent NAMI conference, I spoke about the truth [...]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of swapping stories, issues and tips with Susan Schofield, Host of Bipolar Nation on LA Talk Radio, and her husband Michael, author of January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness, and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her. (reviewed in my last post)
Sure,we were talking author-to-author, host-to-guest, but mostly we [...]
January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her by Michael Schofield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s such a mirror reflection of the emotions I went through as the mother of a son with schizophrenia – only my child was in his mid-teens when symptoms began. Jani was [...]
Quick Updates: (1,2,3…)
1. Ben Behind His Voices Comes to New York City!
Reserve and Come to Free Event!
Venture House, Inc. sponsoring this awareness raiser – hope to see you there!
On September 20th, 6 PM (reception) 6:30 PM (Book Reading and Discussion) -
Zucker Hillside Hospital – 266th St. and [...]
One of the letters in “SEARCH” – the acronym I created and present re what families need when mental illness strikes (or, really, we all need for most challenges) stands for:
R = Resilience
Families Have Recovery Process Too
I wrote about resilience in an article about happiness called Bouncing Back Bolder -because the [...]
May is days away – bringing both Mothers’ Day and Mental Health Awareness Month. This has me thinking about wonderful readers who have taken the time to share their thoughts with me – and not only those who are affected by mental illness in their families (one in four families, btw- we are “the 25%”), [...]
Thanks for the Award! Check out Jennifer's Blog
Thanks to Jenifer Robinson, author of the blog Suicidal No More: Choosing to Live with Schizoaffective Disorder , for giving the I Choose to Live award to this Ben Behind His Voices blog!
Ben Behind His Voices is a parents’ [...]