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Help Me, Help My Son

Help Me, Help My Son

My only son is 34 years old. He’s an adult – he lives his adult life. He has a job that allows him to pay his rent – pay his utilities – pay his car payment – and buy his marijuana. Living in a state where marijuana is ILLEGAL. Last year,...
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...
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....
My son is in there, somewhere

My son is in there, somewhere

My son was harmed by marijuana and he suffered psychosis and has not held down a job since. It started around age 14 and he is now 24. He has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety & bipolar and bipolar schizo-affective disorder (depending on the psychiatrist).  ...