On Thursday, June 9, 2011 Fellowship Place hosted our 8th annual Annual Dr. Albert J. Solnit Memorial Lecture: a discussion with Author Randye Kaye. Ms. Kaye’s book “Ben behind his voices: one family’s journey from the chaos of schizophrenia to hope”, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in September 2011.
Held at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, over 50 people braved the stormy weather that evening to hear Randye share her experiences with her son who suffers from schizophrenia, how mental Illness affects the whole family and how they helped guide him on his recovery journey as he went from 7 hospitalizations to now 4 semesters on the Deans List at his school. Following the Author’s presentation, Fellowship hosted a panel discussion with the audience and a coffee reception. The Panel included:
- Daniel M. Koenigsberg, MD, Former Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry, Hospital of St. Raphael, Associate Clinical Professor, Yale Medical School
- Selby Jacobs MD, MPH, Former Medical Director, CT Mental Health Center, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School
- Allan Atherton: Treasurer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Elm City, Past President NAMI/CT, Co-Coordinator, NAMI CT Sharing Hope Initiative
- Randye Kaye, Author: “Ben behind his voices: one family’s journey from the chaos of schizophrenia to hope”, NAMI Family-to-Family educator, Radio broadcaster: NPR