Families Of The Mentally Ill

GUESTS: Victoria Secunda Author, When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for the Families of the Mentally Ill [Hyperion, 1998] Sister has been diagnosed as manic-depressive, paranoid schizophrenic Eleanor Owen Founding board member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Founding member and Executive Director, Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill Sibling, father, son and niece are mentally ill The Capitol Hill shootout focused national attention on the illness that Russell Weston was diagnosed with — paranoid schizophrenia. In the days following the shooting, Weston's parents apologized for the violent act their son is accused of committing. Families often feel responsible for mentally illrelatives, but feel powerless to help them.

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