A few years ago, I had the honor of speaking at an event to increase mental illness and suicide awareness, and to built support for an independent film called “Extra Innings.” –
described this way on imdb: “Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960’s Brooklyn, Extra Innings tell the story of a young man who is caught between pursuing his dream (baseball) and staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family that is afflicted with mental illness.”
I have stayed in touch with the creator of the film, and last night was honored to be a guest on his podcast. We talked about schizophrenia, family, stigma, support, and so much more.
Listen to the Full Episode: talkradio.nyc/shows/extra-innings
Meanwhile, about the movie:
It did get produced and released – and was winning awards all over the place and set to go to movie theatres…and then Covid hit. We all know all about that. But – the good news is that you can now see it on Amazon Prime. Don’t miss it!
As for the podcast, here’s what Albert had to say:
“The love is pure, but the rest is difficult. I wrote it for families to not feel so alone.” Randye Kaye on what motivated her to write her book chronicling the journey of the development of her son’s mental illness.
Check out this exclusive clip of Extra Innings: Covering All the Bases! This week’s guest was actress and author, Randye Kaye.Randye Kaye makes her living as an actress. In 2011, she published her memoir Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope, based on her own experience understanding and living with her oldest child’s schizophrenia. She hosts two podcasts: The Life Talk Show and Schizphrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches.
Find More about Randye KayeWebsite: randyekaye.com
Albert Dabah is a certified life coach and therapist who began his career as a social worker. He founded his video production company, Simba Productions, in 1979, and recently directed and wrote his first feature film, Extra Innings, which is based on his own life.
Life Coaching: adabahcoaching.com