How to set up your will to provide for your mentally Ill Child

How to set up your will to provide for your mentally Ill Child

Setting up a Special Needs Trust for a Mentally Ill Family Member Face it, we are not going to live forever….so how do you provide for your mentally ill family member?  That’s where a Special Needs Trust comes into play.  Its basically a will with provisions in it to provide for someone who is disabled. It will allow my son to inherit my estate without losing his social security disability insurance. It will protect my child’s financial future, a trustee…

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Organic Diet and Mental Illness

Organic Diet and Mental Illness

Can an ORGANIC Diet Can Benefit the Mentally Ill? Our food supply is inundated with multiple pesticides and chemicals, many of which affect the central nervous system.  In addition, studies show that MI consumers are prone to poor health and weight gain (an unwelcome side effect from medication).  After Nick’s diagnosis the first thing I did was convert to an organic diet and eliminate ANY and ALL chemicals in the house. Cleaning the house is now limited to vinegar, baking…

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Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to Mental Illness

Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to Mental Illness

Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to Mental Illness   The purpose of this site is to help families of the mentally ill navigate an incredibly complex, broken system.  I am the mom of a 31yr old, currently incarcerated, schizophrenic.  I have spent the past seven years clawing my way, by trial and error, through the system.  My prayer is that my experience may ease yours.  This site is currently under construction so bear with me, a computer wizard I…

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