The New York Times recently ran an article about a woman who is living successfully with schizoaffective disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. ‘Successfully’ does not do her life justice. In fact, she has a high-level job as the chief executive of a large nonprofit mental health treatment organization in California. After struggling for decades as an outcast and with multiple wrong diagnoses, Keris Myrick was able to turn her life around.
Upon finally receiving a correct diagnosis, dedicated psychiatric help, appropriate medications and other supports, Ms. Myrick discovered that what she really needed was to take charge of her own life. The result of her revelation was higher level employment – something that would enable her to use her considerable intelligence, energy and creativity. Read her inspirational story here.
-Jaime Venditti, 10/25/11