Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Canadian Woman Shares Her Conquest of Depression

By Melanie Béchard - Fort Frances Times Online

"Karen Liberman, executive director of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, was in town last Wednesday evening to speak to people about her experiences with mental illness.

And while the story of her descent into madness and the journey back could not have been an easy one to tell, Liberman recounted it with humour and compassion.

She began with her mother.

Liberman grew up in Toronto in what she called a “disgustingly normal” 1950s family. It was a happy childhood, she said, until about age eight or nine when “ever so slowly, ever so insidiously, something started to happen to this beautiful, outgoing, dynamic woman that was my mother.”

“She started to fade away,” she recalled."