The Washington Post Magazine – January 13th, 2020

What Schizophrenia Does to Families

A mother, a son, an unraveling mind — and a mental health system that can’t keep up

This is an overwhelmingly familiar, sad, discouraging read.

It evoked many reactions, including — a continued fragmented, underfunded, antiquated system of care (day treatment; unregulated group homes). I’m thankful that, despite the many hurdles and barriers out there, I also get to see success stories — often a result of the work of compassionate and committed providers. If I didn’t see such success stories, it would be hard to remain in this field of work and advocacy.

I wish WaPo would have made this a multi-part series to flesh this out more, include more stakeholder perspectives and broaden their research sources.


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