We asked Karen, “What was your first experience with NAMI like?”
Relief. A feeling of understanding and tolerance. Validation that I was on the right track. No judgments. Plain straight talk. Hope.
Karen’s family is doing better. But there are other families who need support. None of that would be possible without you. Thank you for your generosity and compassion. You make hope possible!
(Karen is pictured here with her daughter Melissa, who is now living well in recovery, and Karen’s husband Anthony, who is also a NAMI Basics teacher.)