Speaker Series – Andrew and Stephanie Downing

Date(s) – 08/31/2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Athens Public Library

Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the PrizeAny mental illness, particularly one like schizophrenia, can have a devastating effect on family relationships. The co-authors of the book Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize, Andrew and Stephanie Downing, chose to marry and have children in sprite a full awareness that he that he had already been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The Downings will discuss the challenge they faced and the tools they used in moving Andrew into recovery – spirituality, non-confrontational communication, fine-tuning of therapy and medication with specialists, the acceptance of limitations and work with NAMI. Books will be available for sale and signing. For a preview of their talk, listen to her NAMI interview here.

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