"The Bonnie Tapes deserve a niche on the shelf of every family support group, every psycho-social club, and every professional who works with individuals with serious mental illness. They have something to teach each of us."
-Kayla F. Bernheim, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Author
"As a person with a psychiatric condition, I just can't tell you how impressed I am....It's just such a refreshing change to see what we can do rather than what's wrong with us. Or how to get right what's wrong with us."
-Moe Armstrong, MBA, MA
Director of Family and Consumer Affairs
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
"Mental Illness in the Family introduces us to a family which has had to face the serious mental illness of a daughter and found the strength to come to terms with it. It is an inspiration to other families that they, too, can surmount the enormous difficulties that mental illness presents and go on with their lives.
Recovering from Mental Illness is an exceptionally well-developed videotape from which we learn about the personal experience of mental illness from the perspective of a young woman who suffers from it. There is no better way for families and providers to know what mental illness is really like."
-Agnes B. Hatfield, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
Founding member and former president of the
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
"The Bonnie Tapes are a wonderful orientation to the experience of living with a major mental illness. Recommended for family members, consumers and practitioners."
-Ruth Hughes, Ph.D.
International Association of
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
"These are wonderful tapes! They're must-see for any families with mentally ill loved ones."
-Lynne M. Shuster
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Buffalo and Erie County
"This collection is a beautifully edited portrayal of a family's journey with mental illness. Bonnie and her family sensitively touch upon many subjects which families with mental illness commonly cope with. I recommend this collection for all individuals interested in better understanding mental illness and the often unspoken impact these disorders have on family dynamics."
-Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University
"The Bonnie Tapes clearly convey the many aspects of the illness both for the individual and for the family."
-E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.
NIMH Neuroscience Center
Author, Surviving Schizophrenia
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