FACE-ing Mental Illness with Johnnie Calloway

From dragon to butterfly, turning a painful past into a meaningful present

He was 5 when they brought him into the hospital room where his beloved 28-year-old mother lay dying of cancer. Asked for a goodbye kiss, Johnnie Calloway took one look at the woman he barely recognized and turned his back. When he got home, his father walloped him for his recalcitrance.

By Facing Mental Illness  September 1, 2017

  • Read the article here
  • Watch the video here

Johnnie Calloway, pictured in the “butterfly garden” outside his Sarasota home. [Herald-Tribune staff photo / Thomas Bender]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

13 − 11 =

Contact