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A Person with Mental Illness, Not a Mentally Ill Person

Donna Morrissey invests in brain and behavior research hoping for development of better diagnostic tools for people, like her son, living with mental illness.

The misdiagnosis of Donna Morrissey’s son, Michael, mobilized her as an advocate for mental health research.

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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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From Despair — Motivating Love and Joyous Art

Annick Hollister makes art as bright and sunny as the skies above her California home. She depicts the beauty of nature with tender, sure-handed simplicity. Her lively figure paintings are slyly witty comments on human nature.

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A Grandmother's Story

This week Sylvia Hughes is traveling to celebrate her grandson's 8th birthday with him. She always visits her grandchildren for their birthdays, even though she and her husband live on the opposite side of the country.

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