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Marijuana and psychosis: One family’s story

Marijuana and psychosis: One family’s story

by Christopher BosakFrom capable to catatonic in one yearCarl just wanted his son back.Jake had become “like a walking zombie who was incoherent and catatonic,” Carl said of his son. Jake had been admitted and released by several state mental health facilities after...
It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

This speech was originally given at a Voices of Victims event.Hi. My name is Kira Russo. I’m here in honor of my younger son, Andy Bauer, who in September 2018 ended his own life. Andy was an amazing young man. Like many others describe their loved ones, he was very...
We Lost Ben at Age 21

We Lost Ben at Age 21

Our son, Ben, died from a growing wave of modern substance abuse issues which directly impacted his mental health on May 19, 2020. Growing up Ben was full of energy, had a great sense of humor, loved basketball, gaming on his computer, cars and technology. His sister,...
Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

During a schizophrenic episode, my son ran into the roadway and was hit by a car. He had been saying he would kill himself since 4PM that day. He was hearing voices, the auditory hallucinations that are common in schizophrenia. The cause of death was ruled a suicide....