Susan Inman's memoir describes her family's nine year journey to help her younger daughter recover from a schizoaffective disorder
Introduction -- Down the stairs -- Children's hospital -- Fault lines -- Breakdown -- Hamber house -- Family education -- Riverview -- The Menninger Clinic -- The playwriting contest -- Breakthrough -- New ways to break -- Blindsided -- New ways to be trapped -- Getting new chances -- Not the end.
Contents: Ten people discuss having a relative with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder: What it is like when your child or sibling becomes mentally ill. Avoidable mistakes. Down-to-earth suggestions for people with a mentally ill family member. A basic theme: setting limits so as to be able to have your own life. The ongoing impact of having a mentally ill family member
Summary: In this video, Dan Fisher highlights the values, philosophy and practices which have enabled him and others to recover from mental illness. Unlike the dependency-fostering medical model, the recovery model presented emphasizes self-determination, self-help, spirituality and finding meaning
Summary: After observing weeks of increasingly strange behaviour, Bill's father blows up at Bill. Bill's reaction throws the family into a world of crisis, involving police, ambulance, and involuntary hospital emergency psychiatric ward admission. A year later, the family undergoes a second, but voluntary admission. It ends with a message of hope that schizophrenia can be controlled and eventually cured