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Noah’s Schizophrenia: A Mother’s Search For Truth

One night, Kartar Diamond’s very talented 15-year old son walked into the living room and shouted, “every musician in L.A. is stealing my ideas!” and went back into his room.

Minutes later he came back, belt in hand, and began whipping the couch and shouting with escalating paranoia. Little did Kartar then realize, the journey into hell had begun.

As her son crumbled before her eyes, Diamond powered through the endless confusion and ineffectiveness of the modern mental health care system and demands not only a diagnosis, but a way to treat her son and help him live the fullest expression of his life possible.

The “system” – emergency rooms, police, counselors, psychiatrists, nurses, clinics, mental health administrators and homeless shelters – keep spitting him back out on the streets of Skid Row. The cycle goes on and on, spiraling downward toward one of two conclusions: death or the slimmest of chances of finding safety.

Diamond’s clear-eyed story-telling brings wisdom and insider information on how to navigate the murky waters of public mental healthcare, its legal ramifications, as well strategies to cope with the chaos and pain of having a schizophrenic loved one.

“Told in Diamond’s raw and authentic voice, she demonstrates the indefatigable spirit of heroic motherhood…” -Mary Widdifield and Elin Widdifield, M.A., author of Behind the Wall: The Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents

“Kartar exposes the incompetence of many psychiatric and public safety professionals and Noah’s Schizophrenia should be required reading for students training to become mental healthcare providers.” – Lynn Nanos, L.I.C.S.W. author of Breakdown: A Clinicians Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

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About the Author

Kartar Diamond has a long establish career as a classically trained Feng Sui consultant, author and educator. She has worked with thousands of clients and students in the area of Chinese metaphysics as well as having a background in yoga practices and meditation.

Based in Southern California, Kartar volunteers as a family member presenter for law enforcement’s Crisis Intervention Training programs, designed to give police and sheriffs tools they need to better serve the mentally ill. She has also been a member of her local NAMI group and intends to use this book as a national advocacy tool to better the lives of those living with schizophrenia. She may be contacted through

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