Noah’s Schizophrenia: A Mother’s Search for Truth By Kartar Diamond a clear-eyed story-telling brings wisdom and insider information on how to navigate the murky waters of public mental healthcare and its legal ramifications. a chance encounter with a retired mental healthcare administrator opens a path forward. Noah is put in a series of locked wards, ensuring he will not hit the streets again. His medications are stabilized and the street drugs withheld.
Kartar joins other families of schizophrenics in a new model of healthcare: A boarding school and hospital designed for them and paid for by their families. She gains conservatorship over her son’s care and, for the first time in years, he shows progress, even playing guitar for other patients. Mental illness is not a personal failure.
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