- Cindy Calderbank
When asked why she wanted to take part in the research, Cindy expresses her interest as “trying to be part of the solution and not the problem.”
- Claude Mathieu
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- Jamal Ali
For Jamal, home is a place of happiness, love, peace, stability, and hope.
- Jane Grey (photovoice project)
For Jane home means safety and security and a place to be with her memories.
- Laurie Arney
For Laurie, home is a place to energize and grow. “It‘s my own living space, where I tend my indoor garden, create my art, and find peace.
- Mary Mitchell
For Mary home is a place to relax, be your own person, and socialize with others.
- Nancy Smith (photovoice project)
Nancy‘s love of animals has made her an advocate for affordable housing that allows pets. She says that the companionship of a pet is important for single people as it can help them stay well.
- Michele Misurelli
Michele is a strong advocate for others, and is generous with her time when it comes to helping members of the team or other people in the community.
- Mark Sunderland
Mark‘s interest in the research is fueled by his own experiences and he hopes the project will help to “get rid of illnesses, and stop the inhumanity in the mental health system.”
- George Benson
For George, participating in the research project meant learning more communication skills. He hopes that this work will make him a “more enlightened person, enlightening to others and a reflection of myself.”
- Dale Silbernagel
Dale learned to operate our video camera and became the team‘s official videographer, taping many of the meetings and interviews.
- Barbara Schneider
Barbara Schneider started doing research on schizophrenia about six years ago, when one of her children was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
- Monique Solomon
For Monique a highlight of the project was encouraging project members to describe each other and the value they brought to the group and the research.