Hi there, I just wanted to reach out and say thank you. I found your site through FB and the "kismet" is right there. In two weeks I am heading up to a monthly writers group here in Los Angeles. We are not officially a NAMI group, but the families members are all from the L.A. or Santa Monica family support group. We will be writing about our experiences and emotions. It will be cathartic and healing and I've just sent a link of your site to everyone, to get inspired. My own writing will be towards writing a book and more advocacy to hopefully come from it. K.

Best.ever.comment: Trying to find meaning in the suffering ..rising each day matter what. Nancy Dee

We all suffer but we all have different journeys. Dealing with a child with SMI is horribly tuff. But we all get up everyday! Happy Easter to everyone and to you Dede, my friend. I love your posts.  Karen Riches


To read "My Diary" from the beginning, go to "Scenes from the Trenches" June 14, 2017, in the Archives on the right hand side of the blog page. To continue reading, scroll up in the archives from June 14, 2017, and click on each individual diary post. If you have difficulty, message or email me and I'll walk you through it. I didn't know, as I was writing, that I was capturing the last year of my son's life. His voice comes through loud and clear. For me, in these pages, he'll always be alive.

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April 21, 2014 - May 2, 2014: Having a Moment * Keeping Promises to Myself * Mom * Irene * Deviant Normal * ALL THE MEANING IN THE WORLD * My George Clooney * For Crying Out Loud * Happy Birthday, Kerry Colleen

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Pat and me 1969

Pat and me 1969