The Forgotten Survivors
By Shannon Jaccard
The Forgotten Survivors explores the unique experience of siblings who have a brother or sister with a serious mental illness. The book provides insight and guidance in how to move the sibling bond forward even if the relationship has been marred by turmoil and separation. Some siblings just don’t know what to do, and often it’s easier for them to do nothing. Others are exhausted from balancing the needs of their aging parents, their ill sibling, and raising their own families. Through all of their efforts, no one bothers to ask them how they are doing. No one recognizes the trauma they have experienced each time their sibling was hospitalized, or each time their mother or father fell apart. These siblings hold in their emotions. The Forgotten Survivors will challenge you to forgive, to love, and to unify.