Hope and Learning
The book describes the author's son's recovery from schizophrenia from her perspective as a mother and a psychologist. The story provides insights into the recovery process of an illness once thought not treatable or, at best, had a poor prognosis. Despite the many challenges her son faced during his 20-year recovery process, he has been the recipient of the latest medication and treatment and has met the standard for recovery according to the American Psychological Association (2014).
In addition to providing hope, the book also offers up-to-date research about the illness, treatment options, stigma, family impact and caregiver needs. The author's goal has been to reach out to families who are coping with mental illness in order to provide hope and support. At the same time, psychologists and others working in the mental health field may find her personal story paired with recent research to be useful. Learn more about her advocacy at lindasnow-griffinphd.com.
Praise for this book
“A real tour de force. The best and most comprehensive book I have read on schizophrenia and what it is like to be the mother of a child with schizophrenia. I have learned more about schizophrenia from this book than I have in over 50 years of being a psychologist.”
"What a wonderful contribution to our field. (The book) offers the reader a unique perspective and understanding of schizophrenia. As a psychologist and parent, with a son diagnosed with schizophrenia, she shares how the various stereotypes of schizophrenia have impacted her family."