Leading with Compassion: A Brother Fighting Stigma
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It’s not easy to talk about the effect schizophrenia can have on one’s family members, especially a sibling. It can have a significant emotional, psychological, and physical impact on loved ones, as they balance their love for their family member and the sharme around this disease. In this episode, we have a very honest, frank, and vulnerable conversation with Yusuf Faqiri about his brother Soleiman who lived with schizophrenia until 2016, when he died in an Ontario jail. Yusuf shares his own journey coming to terms with his brother's schizophrenia, the important role his mother played in their family, and how leading with compassion can show us that people are more than their illness.
Family Support Groups- BC Schizophrenia Society
Sibling Support Group - BC Schizophrenia Society
Yusuf Faqiri - Twitter
Yusuf Faqiri Op-ed - The Globe and Mail
Family Toolkit - HeretoHelp
The Story of a Family Forever Changed
A Brother's View - Rethink Mental Illness
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