This sums it all so so beautifully. Please let me know if our story can help. Without treatment (including family support) my son would be imprisoned, homeless, institutionalized in a sub-standard facility with no knowledge of his illness, or dead. With support and treatment? He is a college student, restaurant server, brother, son, friend and taxpayer. Treatment allows him to have a LIFE - and a chance at a future.
author, "Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope"