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A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia

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A READING BY DR. JOSIE MÉNDEZ-NEGRETE


For more than twent y year s Jos ie Méndez-Negrete has endured the emot ional journey
of watching her son Ti to s t ruggle wi th schizophrenia. Her power ful account i s the f i r s t
memoi r by a Mexican Amer ican author to share the devas tat ion and hope a fami l y
exper ience. Méndez-Negrete depict s the evolut ion of the di sease f rom her per spect i ve
as a parent and by relat ing Ti to’ s own nar rat i ve, i l luminat ing the inadequacies of the
US mental heal th s y s tem and the added burdens of addict ion and blame. Through the
author , Ti to paint s a v i v id picture of hi s l i ved exper iences and ever yday t raumas to
show how hi s l i fe and the l i ves of hi s loved ones have been impacted by mental i l lnes s .

A Life on Hold

4:00 p.m.

Location:

Main Campus

Student Union, Harris Room 2.212

Dates:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Admission

FREE and open to the public

Sponsors

Women's Studies Institute

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