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Losing TimHow Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia$
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Paul Gionfriddo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168281

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.001.0001

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West to the Northwest

West to the Northwest

(p.111) Eight West to the Northwest
Losing Tim

Paul Gionfriddo

Columbia University Press

At this next stage in Tim's life, Tim's father, Paul Gionfriddo, started to look at therapeutic schools that offered an alternative educational experience for students who are typically identified as troubled teens. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs has an estimated 4,600 clients, further convincing Tim's father to consider such a school for Tim. He was not fully assured by the boarding school's thirty-month program, but agreed to give it a try as the staff promised to coordinate with Tim's clinicians and educators in Connecticut. The chapter recounts Tim's eventual admission to the school's wilderness program, to which he responded negatively. His experiences at his new school were generally a failure; he began experiencing some auditory hallucinations and showed signs of serious mental illness. Dr. D, Tim's psychiatrist, advised that an inpatient stay was appropriate.

Keywords:   Paul Gionfriddo, therapeutic schools, psychiatrist, auditory hallucinations, mental illness

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