I Love You Like Crazy
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"I love you like crazy" introduces eight courageous parents who have experienced mental illness while raising a family. Most of these parents have faced enormous obstacles from homelessness, addictions, legal difficulties and hospitalizations yet have maintained a positive and loving relationship with their children.
The video introduces issues of work, fear, stigma, relationships with children and the rest of the family, with professionals, and with the community at large.
Many of the mothers and fathers featured in this program had previously met in a peer support group, where they offered support to each other and shared their common concerns about accessing needed services. They hope that their stories will reduce stigma and help people realize that individuals with mental illness can be loving, competent parents.
Production of "I love you like crazy" was supported in part by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.
"I love you like crazy is a wonderful and wonderfully useful and inspiring video. It provides insight, comfort, and reassurance, offering a fresh and welcome portrait of struggles and triumphs, too often hidden from us all."
Jay Neugeboren, Author
New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness