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A Family's Remarkable Mental Health Journey

With the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 12:55:40-05

In the year 2000, there were signs that 5 year-old Davis Marklin had a mental illness; he even talked of suicide. Three years later, a one-inch cyst was accidentally discovered on Davis's brain. Because the cyst was not causing medical symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision or seizures, a local neurosurgeon would not operate. Davis's family needed to find a doctor willing to puncture the cyst, and convince his insurance company to cover the cost. Miraculously, they were able to to do that, and with the help of a special academic boarding school, Davis has since gone on to a live a fulfilling and successful life. Davis and his mom, Susan Schoenmarklin, join us to discuss their story and how a rummage sale book find changed their lives.

For mental health support and information, contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Milwaukee at (414) 344-0447 or “You are not alone.”