Rebecca’s Story, Part 2
“So much of this is...not only are we dealing with this illness, but we have to keep up with 50 million pills, or it may cause weight gain, or tardive dyskinesia, and it’s so..frustrating.” -Rebecca
“When I take my meds, it’s not just for me. It’s for my family, my friends. Not just for me. That was a real big turning point.” -Rebecca
“The same types of thoughts haunt me when (the meds) start wearing off.” Rebecca
“Four pillars of recovery (treatment, structure, purpose, love/community): these are not ‘mental illness needs’ - these are human needs.” -Randye
“When you have a mental illness such as schizophrenia, there are a lot of secrets...or shame...it’s hard to understand, and I think we need to give each other grace.”
Rebecca Lyn Phillips -
Rebecca Lyn Phillips, 43, is a published author, speaker, and mental health advocate. She regularly shares her story of trial and recovery to help others who need hope. She wants to shine a light on a dark subject and show that life can happen again.
Mindy and her book: https://mindygreiling.com/
Randye and her book: https://benbehindhisvoices.com/
Miriam and her book: https://www.miriam-feldman.com/
Rebecca’s book, Heart to Heart:
“Living with Schizophrenia” Documentary:
LEAP Foundation (Dr. Xavier Amador):
LEAP® (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) is an evidence-based approach that shows you how to quickly gain the trust of someone you are at odds with.
Dr Harriet Lerner :