by Laura Stack Johnny Stack struggled with social anxiety and panic attacks in high school, which were successfully managed with support, prescription medications, and therapy. He could have been fine. Then at about 16 years old (when he could drive), Johnny discovered marijuana and believed it helped his anxiety. (Yes, we live in Colorado. Yes,
My daughter had a psychotic break in 2013. She had been to a college graduation party in Chico, CA. When she arrived home I knew she wasn’t “normal”. I told my husband that I was taking her to emergency. My husband, being a pot smoker told me to “mellow out”. Took her, to emergency, she
Our son Kevin was 15 when he started abusing marijuana. He was very good at hiding his use until he came to us and said he was depressed and needed help. We spoke with an educational consultant; they evaluated Kevin and recommended a therapeutic wilderness program. This was the beginning of many years of therapy
This is such a raw and emotional video. This father speaks to the devastating mental illness this drug has caused to some of our children. Click here to see more of our Parent Videos. Do you have a story about marijuana and mental illness in your family? Please contact us to share your story. You
My Son’s Journey from being an Accomplished Scholar-Athlete to Psychosis, Addiction, Jail and Living on the Street
April 5, 2019 Editor’s note: portions of this story have been previously published on amazon.com as part of a review of Alex Berenson’s book, Tell Your Children The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence. What I have to say needs to be heard. This has to do with getting out the truth – real
Aubree Adams lived in Pueblo, Colorado. She now lives in Texas after her family life went haywire after legalization came to Colorado. Listen to this hour long video, where Aubree details the downside of marijuana legalization and the devastating impact it had, not only on her family, but on the community where she once lived.
A new study out of Canada finds increased risk of psychosis for all adolescent users of cannabis.