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Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

mhnr-soundbitesPsychiatrist, John Kane, M.D. and Clincial Psychologist, Susan Azrin join us at the annual National Council for Behavioral Health conference to discuss their presentation on recovery after initial schizophrenia episodes. The program RAISE is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. It was designed to reduce the likelihood of long-term disability that people with schizophrenia often experience.

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A Mother’s Story of Schizophrenia, Recovery and Hope: Karen S. Yeiser

Flight from Reason book coverWe recently interviewed author and speaker Bethany Yeiser on Mental Health News Radio.  She shared her journey with schizophrenia, homelessness, and recovery. Today we enjoy speaking with her mother, Karen Yeiser.  Karen has written what is a companion book to Bethany’s story.  

One of the questions we asked Karen was how life may have been different for their family if her own book had been available during their years of struggle but also recovery. It was an honor to interview both mother and daughter on separate shows in order to understand what happens on both sides. 

Karen was also generous with information listed in her article below to help other families going through this kind of a struggle. Please join us in welcoming Karen S. Yeiser on the show.

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A Journey through Schizophrenia and Homelessness: Author Bethany Yeiser

BethanyYeiserBookBethany Yeiser is a motivational speaker, writer, and advocate for the mentally ill. She was diagnosed with treatment-resistant schizophrenia in 2007, after being homeless for four years, and made an unexpected and full recovery in 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Her book Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery was published in 2014.

Please join us for a unique interview on Mental Health News Radio. Bethany is generous with sharing her journey and tremendously inspiring. Her book is equally forthcoming. Our on staff clinicians at Mental Health News Radio have worked with many patients dealing with schizophrenia so it was a pleasure to interview someone offering facts and insight towards a road to recovery.

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