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Millicent Monks
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Millicent Monks, author of Songs of Three Islands: A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family, was born into the legendary Carnegie family, in which serious mental illness has affected four generations of women. Mental illness has played a prominent and overwhelming part in her life. Her search for answers led her to Jungian analysis, meditation and sutras, which have helped her to find a delicate peace amid the devastating mental illness in her family. She shares her story in the hopes that it will help other families.

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The Silence of Mothers Is Deafening

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 4:56 PM

I live on the coast of Maine with Bobby my husband within some 30 yards of the ocean. Some 60 members of my family live nearby. There is a two mile dirt road that finally arrives at Route 77, which passes through what one might call a town here. It...

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On Being the Parent of a Seriously Ill Child

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:51 PM

Being the parent of a seriously mentally ill child changes the mother's and father's life in many ways and so many times, it means a divorce. As a mother, I feel blessed to have a husband who has shared the often painful, disruptive, but also love-filled role of parenting a...

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Let's Take Mental Illness Out of the Shadows

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 3:50 PM

I've read several good articles about mental illness in our local newspaper here in my small town in Maine. The headline of the last article I read was, Mentally Ill Wait Too Long. The article stated, "More than 500 Mainers are on the waiting list for the most basic mental...

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