art by: Jerome Lawrence shadow voices: finding hope in mental illness
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Jerome Lawrence, Atlanta, Ga,struggles with schizophrenia, but through medication and hard work functions independently. He creates watercolor paintings praised by Rosalynn Carter among many others, and works for a mental health advocacy organization.
Kari Broadway, Rock Valley, Iowa, is studying in a pre-med program and receives regular electro-convulsive therapy for depression, hoping that this time she won’t have to drop out of school because of illness.
Lyn Legere, Boston, Mass., at one time self-medicated on heroin and alcohol and has lived for almost 50 years with mental illness. She recently earned her master’s degree at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences of Boston University
Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the U.S. and longtime advocate on mental illness
Dr. David Satcher, Surgeon General of the U.S. from 1998 to 2002