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The Daughters and Sons Hour

The Daughters & Sons Hour


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A weekly discussion concerning the education and support needs of Daughters and Sons of parents with mental illness.

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Approximately 8-10% of Service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq experience post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Research has documented ripple effects of PTSD on families, including children. Although... more

Tonight, we visit with Linda Gray Sexton. We will be discussing her three memoirs, Searching for Mercy Street, Half in Love and her latest Bespotted. In this trilogy, Linda shares with us her journeys in self-discovery: a journey to... more

Ten years ago we were introduced to Susan Smiley, her mother Millie and her sister Tina. Out of the Shadow was produced and directed by Susan. Premiering in 2005, it provided an unprecedented insight into her mother's serious... more

Myths, misunderstandings and stereotypes are common when discussing persons who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The "stigma of mental illness" can lead to the adoption of discriminatory and abusive practices. Over the last... more

Our guest tonight is Joanne Riebschleger, Ph.D., MSW. We will discuss how children of a parent with a mental illness describe mental illness and their stated needs for information and support. Parent perspectives will also be... more

Tonight we will briefly discuss the recently published anthology Motherhood, Mental Illness and Recovery with one of the book's contributors, Joanne Nicholson, PhD. As the author of the book's first chapter, Dr. Nicholson provides... more

In 2003, Maggie Jarry and Joe Donovan began a series of discussions, which led to the development of a national network of daughters and sons of parents with mental illness. In time, this network would come to be known as The Daughters... more