Randye: I advocate for mental health because I know how my son’s life was nearly shattered when he developed symptoms of schizophrenia, was hospitalized eight times, and lost so much of his future. I also saw how treatment – medications to bring balance, structure to help guide, purpose for renewed confidence, and love and community to make it all worth it – has helped him to rebuild that future. He has a right to empathy, treatment, a future, and support – and so does his family.
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 when mental illness strikes.