The Power Of family To Promote Healing

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The list author says: "Every day in families all around the world, hard things happen...someone gets in a serious accident, someone gets a serious illness, someone faces a serious life change. Not everyone makes it out alive. Not everyone regains their health or spirit or sense of self.

Bu no matter the outcome of what happens with a loved one, I believe that family has a power to promote healing...even if that healing means learning to accept a death or a loss or a change in your loved one. Power to influence comes from love and knowledge and motivation and work. Families have all of those things going for them.

Do not give up family.
You have the power

In 1994 my youngest son had his first psychotic break one month into his college education at Bard College in New York, U.S.A. Since he had graduated tenth in his class , he had received a four year scholarship to attend Bard at the price of his State University.

By 2008 , fourteen years after he first got sick with a major mental illness, my son and our family finally have found our footing again and are moving forward.

In 2009, I wrote a book called Getting My Night Vision , of our family's experience in learning to see the patterns of our son's mental illness - bringing it out of the dark and into the light and finding our path home again as a family."
After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity
1.  After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman
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Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD
2.  Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Alison Maloney
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Augusta, Gone: A True Story
3.  Augusta, Gone: A True Story by Martha Tod Dudman
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Getting My Night Vision
4.  Getting My Night Vision by Nancy Pizzo Boucher
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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
5.  Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey by Rachel Simon
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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
6.  Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
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Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
7.  Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction by Libby Cataldi
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Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss
8.  Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss by Marianne Leone
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Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
9.  Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery by Gail Griffith
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Falling into the Sun: A Novel
10.  Falling into the Sun: A Novel by Charrie Hazard
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Schizophrenia: Medicine's Mystery - Society's Shame
11.  Schizophrenia: Medicine's Mystery - Society's Shame by Marvin Ross
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Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness
12.  Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness by Robert V. Hine
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