Thanks Ed for inviting me to participate in the annual Road To Recovery Walk, sponsored by the Kings County Schizophrenia Society. I agree we need to do more to erase the stigma associated with Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders. There is a looming national crisis in the scope of mental health problems especially among our young people. I sense this with my students at SMU and this is prevalent among the at-risk and court-ordered youth I work with. More money must be invested into programs that help PREVENT mental health problems from occurring during adolescence, such as Friends for Life, a curriculum I have used with success in my work with kids from high-risk environments.