The Washington Post - A mother helps son in his struggle with schizophrenia


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By Stephanie McCrummen, Published: May 25, 2013

HOUSTON — The mother drives her son everywhere because he is not well enough to drive. He sits next to her, and at the red lights she looks over and studies him: how quiet he is, how stiffly he sits, hands in his lap, fingers fidgeting slightly, a tic that occasionally blooms into a full fluttering motion he makes with his hand, as if clearing invisible webs from his face. He is 19 years old, 6 feet tall, 250 pounds. His eyes are more steady than bright at this particular moment; his mouth is not set in a smile or a frown but some line in between.


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The kick-off luncheon to the annual NAMI Walks fundraiser was held on March 5th, 2013. Naomi shared a bit of her testimony to conclude the event.

You can find out more information about NAMI and the annul NAMI Walks at the following links.


www.namiwalks.org


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It is sad how familiar this probably sounds to so many of us here, and how little others who think they are unaffected by mental illness may understand about our daily lives.