Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

What to Do If Your Loved One Goes Missing (Ep. 73)

August 24, 2023 Randye Kaye Season 3 Episode 23
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
What to Do If Your Loved One Goes Missing (Ep. 73)
Show Notes

Guest: Charla Collins

Charla’s daughter Kylee lives with severe mental illness. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in her teens she eventually turned to drugs, and with little resources available to get her the long term mental health care she needs, she often disappears into the streets, going long periods without contact. During a particular instance in 2021, Charla went out to look for her.

Here, she shares the knowledge and wisdom she has gained through her many searches to find, and help, her daughter.

Be prepared.

Tips include:

  • Calling the Police
  • Databases of Missing Persons
  • Providing Photographs
  • Flyers
  • Getting Help
  • Budgeting your Money and Time
  • What Happens When You find Them?

and more.

Mindy and her book:

Randye and her book:

Miriam and her book:



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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