Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Psychosis and Mental Health Recovery: A Workbook of Activities, and Hope (Ep. 64)

April 27, 2023 Randye Kaye Season 3 Episode 14
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Psychosis and Mental Health Recovery: A Workbook of Activities, and Hope (Ep. 64)
Show Notes

Psychosis is a huge part of many serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia. 

Jennifer Gerlach, LCSW, is a clinician with a mission: to spread a message of hope and recovery to encourage young adults living with serious mental illness. 

She says, “Your Story Matters AND You Are More Than Your Story”

Her story will inspire you as well.

 Recently, she completed a workbook geared toward young adults living with psychosis. The Psychosis and Mental Health Recovery Workbook: Activities for Young Adults from Act, Dbt, and Recovery-oriented Cbt. The release date is May 18.

In the book, she asks:

How can I use my voice to reduce the other voices I hear?

Who should I tell about my experiences with psychosis?

What steps should I take after a mental health crisis?

We ask:

  • How do you encourage young adults experiencing psychosis as a therapist?
  • What do you wish more therapists understood about the beginnings of serious mental illness?
  • How can intervention in early psychosis affect the trajectory of these illnesses?
  • How does anosognosia show up in early psychosis and how can families navigate this?
  • What did you find helpful or encouraging from those around you when you were a young person?
  • How does early psychosis tend to present and change as someone develops a Schizophrenia spectrum condition?
  • What things have you found to help and hinder young people's mental health recovery and engagement in treatment?
  • Tell us what you would most like people to know from hearing your story?


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 Randye Kaye - was a morning Radio Personality bringing humor to CT families when her own son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she is still a Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (Ben Behind his Voices, Happier Made Simple)

Miriam Feldman -  is an artist, writer, and the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia. Her book, He Came in With It chronicles her family's story and was released to rave reviews on July 21st, 2020.

Mindy Greiling - Mindy Greiling was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. She helped found the nation's first state mental health caucus, which successfully lobbied for a significant increase in Minnesota's mental health funding Her acclaimed memoir is Fix What You Can.

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