My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002, when I was 20 years old. I appeared strong on the outside, but I felt angry and confused about the loss of my brother as I had known him. I didn’t feel comfortable with traditional support groups, and I didn’t feel like I could relate to the online resources I found. I had nowhere to turn.

1 Response to “Why did you start The Ah Project?”

  1. 1 Maggie Jarry June 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    This is fantastic! Congratulations on getting this launched. I’ve been working with a group of people across the US to raise awareness and advocate for parents with mental illness and their daughters and sons of all ages. One of the members of our working group sent a message about this website. I love the audio clip on U-tube. You hit on some key messages. Hope to meet you someday since a lot of my work is centered out of New York. In the mean time I will share this information with others.

    It is so exciting to see more people who are siblings and also daughters or sons of a person with mental illness find our voice in the larger mental health movement. Perhaps we are coming of age? Whatever the case, our take on the issues can be unique.

    I am excited to see so much developing.

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