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Raising a Child with Developmental Disability and Mental Illness

*Grace Scott, as interviewed by Sue Cassel, May, 2011 (*Name changed because child is a minor) Grace: My husband and I have been married 24 years.  We adopted our children.  One daughter, a young adolescent, has been diagnosed with fetal … Continue reading

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Abuse History Leads to Post-traumatic Stress

“Survivor in the Heartland,” as interviewed by Sue Cassel, January, 2011 Survivor: I was abused over the course of 30 years and have been diagnosed with PTSD.  Abuse occured by both of my parents, a priest, and an abusive ex-husband.  I have … Continue reading

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Disability and Mental Illness Affect the Whole Family

Jennifer Dempsey, Pennsylvania, as interviewed by Sue Cassel, December, 2010 Jennifer:  I am a wife of 23 years  and a mom to a 20 year-old son with Aspergers, as well as an 18 year-old son and a 16 year-old daughter.  … Continue reading

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Advice to Churches: Never Give Money!

Becky Oberg, Indiana, as interviewed by Sue Cassel in December, 2010 Becky: I am on disability for mental illness.  I was hospitalized without insurance for depression, which wiped out my life savings.  I had trouble getting help from the government … Continue reading

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