Tom Barthel was 16 when life first became interesting.
By the time he was 23 he had every problem a young person could have and
made every mistake a person could. Drugs, dealing, and crime were the
least of his worries when he became sick with schizophrenia.
After almost ending it all with suicide, Tom “surrendered.”
Open to any help he could get, he came across alternative strategies
that saved his life. These strategies, along with “special” involvement
from his parents, lead to his success today. He now teaches these
strategies and offers a step-by-step plan to parents, education
professionals, and health care workers who have made the commitment to
support others who are in need.