With user's guide by Linda Hillhouse Donelson (filed under accompanying material for Video No. 6)
Audience: Family groups, mental health professionals, policy makers
Summary: Dramatization of the live of long term mentally ill people as they attempt to function in their communities. Portrayed by a theatre group comprising people with mental illness, situations include: frustrations with jail and social security situations, hospital readmission, helping in a crises hostel, developing life skills, and dealing with stigma
"This anthology of self-reports written by people with mental illness was organized to help overcome the sense of disconnection many people with mental illness experience. It was organized to provide models and mentors for how others have struggled, coped and developed a more solid sense of themselves, their relationships to others, to their living, learning and working environments, and to meaning and purpose in life...This anthology was also written for families of people with mental illness...Finally we have prepared this anthology for mental health professionals."