Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

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by Randye Kaye
     
 

Ben Behind His Voices is the gripping story of one family's challenging experience when their firstborn is gradually struck down by schizophrenia—and how they learned to love and support him throughout his eventual steps to recovery. This page-turning narrative will inspire and educate any family going through hard times with the mental illness of a loved one

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Ben Behind His Voices is the gripping story of one family's challenging experience when their firstborn is gradually struck down by schizophrenia—and how they learned to love and support him throughout his eventual steps to recovery. This page-turning narrative will inspire and educate any family going through hard times with the mental illness of a loved one. It also provides valuable insight for others who want to understand how families are affected, and how they can move forward, when mental illness strikes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442210899
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
777,093
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Randye Kaye is an actress, broadcaster, voice talent, and speaker. She served more than twenty years as a major radio personality in Connecticut, and continues to work in theater, TV, film, commercials, industrials, and audiobooks. She is also the Connecticut trainer of Family-to-Family Educators for the National Alliance of Mental Illness, and a diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League. Randye is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, NAMI, The National Speakers Association, and Mensa. www.randyekaye.com

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: 2010
Snapshot: The Turning Point
Part One: Warning Signs
Reflections
1. Beginnings
2. Ben Drops Out
3. There Must Be a Reasonable Explanation
4. The Wailing Wall
5. The Black Eye
Part Two: Chaos, Trial and Error
Reflections
6. Frightening Thoughts
7. Almost Arrested
8. The Last Resort
9. Psychic Vampires
10. Diagnosis Roulette
Part Three: Dealing with Catastrophic Events
Reflections
11. Almost Hospitalized
12. Finally, Sick Enough
13. Frozen: Hospitalization Number Three
14. Hospitalizations Four and Five
Part Four: Recovery and Acceptance
Reflections
15. He's Still in There
16. Baby Steps to Normal: Realistic Expectations
17. Ordinary Miracles
18. The Drum Circle
19. Relapse and the Road Back
20. You Can't Reason With Mental Illness
21. Love: the Positive "Second Hit"
22. No Secrets: Fighting Stigma
23. Never Give Up Hope
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