Tricia, I am so glad to see this published for so many to see. I have heard Annie share her story and it always includes the support of her mother and the appreciation she has for your relationship. I think Annie is a gift to us; I see how when she “educates” a room full of people, they leave having a totally different understanding of how the “story” can be key to the understanding. She shares her story and her experiences in a manner that is frank, honest and heartfelt. We, in Montgomery County, have been very fortunate to have been exposed to so many people in the Hearing Voices Movement who have had such an influence in shifting our understanding and beliefs, and helping us understand what can truly be “helpful” to people. Many thanks to Berta Britz, who kick started this for us!