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Schizophrenia - Three moms in the trenches Schizophrenia in the Family. How do we cope? How can we help? We each have adult sons with schizophrenia and have written acclaimed books about it. We say it like it is, to help families, practitioners and those with SMI (serious mental illness) feel less alone…and learn. Randye Kaye, Mindy Greiling, Miriam Feldman…and guests.

We all agree (and letters and comments confirm) – the family feels lost. Doesn’t know what to do, where to turn, to get help with:

Finding options and services

Sorting through them

Place to vent and share/run through ideas

Our guest today provides that kind of help, and she is here today to share some tips with us.

Guest, Bonnie Lane, (from Chicago area)

For more than two decades, Bonnie has worked privately with families dealing with mental health issues. She has counseled individuals and families as  they successfully navigate the maze of care and resources available for young and older adults.  Helping families in times of crisis is her mission and her passion.  – The mission? – SUPPORT.

Bonnie will support you on your road to acceptance of the new normal.

Why does the family feel so stuck and unsupported? (and need services like yours)?Do you have a personal story that led you to do this work? What are the top areas of need? (legal? social services – benefits etc? emotional help for family?) What are the top tips you can share with our listeners to get the information, ideas, and support they need? Re your services: How much does it cost? Are you aware of other companies like yours in your  area or other areas? Does any insurance cover your services and if so do you  take MA? What you do sounds important and needed, but is it only available for those with financial resources?

Schizophrenia Three Moms in the Trenches are :

Randye Kaye -Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (“Ben Behind his Voices”)

Miriam Feldman – Artist, Mom, Author “He Came in With It”

Mindy Greiling – member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. Activist, Legislator, Author (“Fix What You Can“)

Want to know more about family/friends of people with psychosis?


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