Stories of Recovery

Neil Barber, lives with schizophrenia
Neil Barber
March 20, 2012
The summer before Neil Barber’s junior year in high school, he and three of his buddies decided to experiment with marijuana. Neil’s dad, Greg, recalls the...
Victor and Edith, 1935
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did. Among Janet Larsen’s family mementos, carefully...
Emily lives with bipolar disorder and is in recovery
Amy's Daughter, Emily
January 16, 2012
Amy McClellan’s young daughter Emily had what seemed like normal tantrums in early childhood, but as they progressively worsened into bouts of manic, self-...
Dolores Emory Donor, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Dolores and Todd
January 11, 2012
This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children.My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April 18, 1965....
Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire
November 15, 2011
Stephen Maguire, a doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, began noticing a while back that sometimes on his way...

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