About 18 months ago, our son began treatment for the first time since his diagnosis. In the beginning, he went to a psychologist because he had been ordered by the Marine Corp to do so. When he was ... Read More about A Realistic Future
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Last month my friend's daughter, Helene*, graduated from college with her bachelor's degree in math.At first blush, you might think that Helene is no different than the tens of thousands of other ... Read More about It is Possible
My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality. (Phil. 1:7, MSG)As my son became symptomatic in his teens, his future looked grim through my human mother's eyes. When he joined the Marine Corp, he ... Read More about A Better Future
"Seek first the kingdom of God ...." Mt. 6:33Like many, I believed the main thought of this verse was to "seek" God - put Him first in my life. You know, "God first, other second, self last."This ... Read More about Here and Now
The first principle of support for NAMI family support groups is "We will see the individual first, not the illness."As family members it is easy to see the illness first because so much of our lives ... Read More about Seeing the Illness
Often mental illness will first exhibit as behavior that seems a little strange: Talking to one's self, imaginary worlds, or staying away from other people. When this behavior occurs in a young adult, ... Read More about Did I Do This?
“If you will just get out of your son’s life, he will be fine.” The words hit me right in the heart. Oh, I had plenty of people critique my parenting over the course of the five years ... Read More about No More Guilt