Shot in the head, a sister's memoir, a brother's struggle
My younger brother Paul was more than a "schizophrenic." He was a brother, a son, and above all, a person that my eight siblings and I loved. My family had lived with Paul's mental illness for years, and had grown used to his strange stories and sometimes frightening behavior. It wasn't until his care -- and his treatments for lung cancer -- started taking more and more of my attention that I realized his story demanded to be written.
Shot in the Head is my literary debut.