The Scenic Route

Praise for The Scenic Route

Rossa Forbes bravely and brilliantly shows us how unending hope, faith and tenacity in the most dire and troubling times leads to the light at the end of the tunnel. Her story is certain to give hope and inspiration to millions of families coping with “mental illness.”
— Elly Litvak, Ph.D. (The Lived Experience), Family Mental Health Navigation Coordinator, CMHA-FOR, Toronto, ON


Ultimately, this is a heartfelt story about a passionate willingness to traverse unfamiliar territory beyond the “medical model.”
— Dick Russell, author of My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism


I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is heartfelt and personal truth, beautifully expressed from start to finish, which is bound to enrich and enlighten anyone who reads it.
— Alex Goldenberg, M.A., Integral Health Teacher and Counselor and Co-Founder of Healing Academy for the Performing Arts. Director of the film, Voices That Heal


Stories from the perspective of someone who has lived through this (and psychosis is a crisis for everyone in the family) are invaluable. This book will be of value to anyone who has been touched by psychosis either personally, with a family member or as a professional who is trying to be of help.
— Sandra Steingard, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Howard Center, Burlington, Vermont


It takes courage to buck the intimidating power of the medical machine. A riveting read!
— Amy L. Lansky, Ph.D., Author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy


The Scenic Route is an unconventional caregiver narrative, but it’s as raw, honest, and compassionate as it gets.
— Susannah Cahalan, Journalist and Author of Brain on Fire


The Scenic Route: A Way through Madness is engaging reading for anyone interested in alternative healing modalities and personal growth.
— Jilaine Tarisa, J.D., M.A., Author of A Moment of Time

About the Author

Rossa Forbes received a B.A. from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from York University. She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband and three sons and writes about her ongoing journey with her eldest son, Chris, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of twenty.

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