Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Conservatorship for Schizophrenia: Who Needs it? Why? and How?

February 16, 2021 Randye Kaye Season 1 Episode 6
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Conservatorship for Schizophrenia: Who Needs it? Why? and How?
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Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Conservatorship for Schizophrenia: Who Needs it? Why? and How?
Feb 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
Randye Kaye

In the news: Britney Spears and conservatorship

Brief Sons’ Recovery updates, “good and bad” - and The Miracle of Ordinary

What is Conservatorship? - varies from state to state

How we did - or didn’t - get to be our sons’ conservator/guardian

Mindy and Mimi - Managing without conservatorship

Randye and Ben’s 's Journey to Conservatorship - and Why 

Releases of Information

Can you get right to involuntary commitment? Right to Medicate?

Renewing, and Annual Reports

Why the  Relationship Matters

Guardianship and Civil Commitment - Minnesota

Protecting Loved Ones from Being Victims

Protecting Ourselves from Being Victims

Some Myths about Guardianship

A few workarounds we use



Quotes:

“My feeling about all this is: Get the Job Done.We need to take care of our kids.” -Mimi

“Conservatorship? I use it to protect him. I use it to be there if needed. I can save him from financial decisions he made and wasn’t equipped to make..” - Randye

“They burglarized our home for drug money. It was going from bad to worse. And all of his mental health workers said there’s nothing that we can do. He’s his own person.” - Mindy

“Society does recognize schizophrenia or any of its versions as vulnerable.” - Mindy



Show Notes

In the news: Britney Spears and conservatorship

Brief Sons’ Recovery updates, “good and bad” - and The Miracle of Ordinary

What is Conservatorship? - varies from state to state

How we did - or didn’t - get to be our sons’ conservator/guardian

Mindy and Mimi - Managing without conservatorship

Randye and Ben’s 's Journey to Conservatorship - and Why 

Releases of Information

Can you get right to involuntary commitment? Right to Medicate?

Renewing, and Annual Reports

Why the  Relationship Matters

Guardianship and Civil Commitment - Minnesota

Protecting Loved Ones from Being Victims

Protecting Ourselves from Being Victims

Some Myths about Guardianship

A few workarounds we use



Quotes:

“My feeling about all this is: Get the Job Done.We need to take care of our kids.” -Mimi

“Conservatorship? I use it to protect him. I use it to be there if needed. I can save him from financial decisions he made and wasn’t equipped to make..” - Randye

“They burglarized our home for drug money. It was going from bad to worse. And all of his mental health workers said there’s nothing that we can do. He’s his own person.” - Mindy

“Society does recognize schizophrenia or any of its versions as vulnerable.” - Mindy