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Mental Illness: An Emotional Journey for Families

Jul 17th, 2008 by DeeCee | 2

Image by Geek2Nurse “What’s wrong?” I asked my mother when she told me that Lanny was coming home to stay. “I’m not sure,” she said. “They found him walking down the middle of the street in the cold with no shoes on.” As I wrote in another post, my brother Lanny struggled with schizophrenia (see […]

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Saying Good-bye to My Brother

May 31st, 2008 by DeeCee | 5

Image by Geek2Nurse My brother died young. He struggled with schizophrenia, and after years of legal drugs, chain-smoking, and lack of exercise, his heart protested and he was gone at forty-six. Suddenly, I became an only child and the empty space around me felt overwhelming. Filling that space took a long time, but the journey […]

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