16 July 2017 | questoverhorses
A mother's struggle to help her son cope with his mental illness, without losing the rest of her family in the process.
This film does a tremendous job showing what raising a child with mental illness really is like. It is a film I recommend to ALL families and its hopeful message needs to be shared by everyone. It is based on a true story, but anyone can identify with some role in the film, whether it is the child, the parents, the siblings, the therapists, the friends, the doctors, the teachers or the neighbors. Since 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness appears before the age of 14, not enough is being done to identify, diagnose and help these children and their families. I love when actress Kathy Najimy (as the therapist) says, "Y'all can"t do this alone, it is a family effort". Hopefully the film can help open the door to early intervention, so that mental health becomes regarded as important as physical health! All the actor performances were incredibly realistic, and a special mention to Cheryl Allison as the mom, Noah Silverman as Timothy 14 and David Schallipp as Timothy at 10.