A message to parents of those labeled mentally ill and/or schizophrenic

Rossa Forbes, mother extraordinaire, has posted a lovely piece about her and her son on Mad in America a couple of days ago. Any parent to any child in the mental health system, regardless of diagnosis would do well to learn from this courageous woman.

Fierce Grace: one of my favorite films ever (whole thing here)

It's no longer available on youtube. You can buy the DVD on Amazon here. After any major physical "insult," as they call it, it's all too easy to see yourself as a collection of symptoms rather than as a total human being, including your spirit -- and thus to become your illness. Fear is powerful... Continue Reading →

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