Thursday, July 02, 2009

January First

I have become engulfed with this blog about Jani, a six year old girl, January First. Jani has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, after years of doctors, tests and prodding. Her parents are having a most difficult time with her healthcare since there is no place they have found yet that will take a child under 16 with her disorder. Jani is 6, and has a baby brother that Michael and Susan have to look out for, and Jani has extreme violent episodes.

This article published by the LA Times is basically a 5 page crib note into the life of Jani, Michael and Susan. It had me in tears at times, as did the blog.

If you have a moment, please read what you can. I hope that the more of us who are mentally healthy who learn about mental illness, the more research will be done for the mentally ill, if that makes sense.

Thanks for your attention.

1 comment:

Kathy Weller said...

This is heartbreaking. Thanks Nancy.