Remembering Michael Paul Desherow (1976-2017)

Our hearts go out to Jim and Dorothy Desherow in the recent loss of their son Michael. Jim and Dorothy are NAMI members and frequent support group attendees. You may remember that Dorothy recently portrayed Dorothea Dix at the Capitol. She also works on the membership committee.

The following was published in The Oklahoman on July 26, 2017:

Michael Paul Desherow, September 19, 1976 - July 22, 2017, was called home by our Savior Saturday July 22nd at the age of 40...

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Erik Collins
Why brain research makes me hopeful

Brain Research: The imaging of 600 childrens’ and adolescents’ brains in Oklahoma is part of a larger research initiative that seeks to understand the developing brain, its functional regions and its pathologies.

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So…You’re Thinking about Seeing a Counselor? by Laressa “Reesie” Beliele

Have you ever been going about your day, minding your own business, marking items off your “to do” list – and then you get a HUGE splinter embedded in your finger? You pull out what you can, but you know there is still part of that splinter deep in your finger. It hurts, and it’s annoying, but after a while you forget about it because, after all, the splinter is invisible and can be ignored.

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Erik Collins
PRIVACY RULES (HIPAA) by Karen Jordan

I recently completed the 12-week Family-to-Family basic course. The information and discussion was just what I needed. The personal stories shared by participants were both encouraging and discouraging. There are many loving, caring families of Persons with Mental Health Problems (PWMHP); many PWMHP undiagnosed and untreated in Oklahoma...

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Erik Collins
Family to Family by Francie Moss

I don’t know if I found NAMI Family to Family or if it found me.  All I know is that I am so grateful that the connection was made.  It was through a friend and co-worker that I learned about Family to Family and I will be forever thankful that he thought enough of me to share this information.

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Erik Collins