An interview with theologian and academic, Rosemary Radford Ruether about her son David’s schizophrenia and the challenges her family has faced in finding help for him to live a meaningful life. Professor Ruether described some of the early signs of David’s illness, along with his intelligence and creativity as demonstrated by his poetry. She describes their struggle as a family that led to the decision he could not live at home, and how difficult it has been to find him a home and medications that really work for him. She questions whether medications have helped or hurt him. She offers a critique of the mental health system which she feels is more interested in warehousing and pacifying people than in offering them creative opportunities.