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Recovery is Real: Patient-Turned-Mentor Shares Story of Hope and Offers Support to Others

Howard Trachtman can serve as a role model to us all. He lives to tell the tale of an incredible journey of recovery from schizoaffective disorder. Finding proper medication was key to regaining his life, and he has spent the last few years inspiring and helping others regain their lives as a peer mentor and support group leader in the Greater Boston area.

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A Remarkable Journey

Cindy Warren was diagnosed with depression in 1999 after she attempted suicide.

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Research Gives People Hope: Multiple Family illnesses Inspire a Couple's Life-Long Commitment to the Mental Health Cause

No one knows better than the Garatt family how far research in mental illness has come – and how far it still has to go.

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A Family Living With – And Recovering From – Schizophrenia

“All the hopes you have for your daughter’s future are dashed,” Mary Ann said. “She wants to go to college, have a family, but there’s no guarantee she will be able to achieve those goals.”

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People Like Everybody Else

A family affected by schizophrenia supports NARSAD with the belief that future generations will be better off through the funding of scientific research today

Christine Phelps remembers how, when she was a little girl, she and her mother, Sharon, would listen to music together. “I had very long hair, and my mom would brush my hair and we’d sing Carole King songs. I still know every word of every song of our favorite album.”

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