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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Jul 26, 2018

A mental illness diagnosis is not only hard on the individual, but the person’s entire family. This week’s guest shares the story of one of his brothers, whose behavior would ultimately be diagnosed as schizophrenia, but who went undiagnosed and untreated for many years, coming into and going out of his family’s life for long stretches of time. This would come to an end only after his brother went behind bars for the murder of their parents. Listen in to hear the story, how it affected the family both before and after the tragedy, why his brother was unable to use a mental health defense, and how treatment could have prevented it all.


0:54       His brother’s diagnosis and how it affected the family

6:00       The murder that changed everything

8:50       His brother’s life after the tragedy

11:37     When did his brother realize what had happened and what were his reasons?

14:21     Why his brother could not use a mental health defense

19:14     How is the family now?

Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at or on your favorite podcast player.