Thanks to Safe Harbor, and a few other sites, my 16 year old son is now in complete remission of "Schizoaffective Disorder", and not on any drugs. He was diagnosed during his first psychotic episode while he was treated as an inpatient in Virginia. The hospital would only allow me to bring in "regular dosages" of B complex vitamins and a fish oil supplement. After he was discharged with his Risperdal and Adivan, I ramped up his vitamin doses, and added more Omega 3's, Vitamin C and other antioxidants, cut way back on caffeinated drinks, and insisted on healthier foods. Within a matter of days I was able to start lowering his drug dosage by cutting his pills up. Each week I lowered his drug intake, until he was free of all drugs within a month. He is now back in high school, taking advanced placement courses, playing trumpet and trombone, playing soccer & basketball, and he's going back to church. He also got a part time job at a local amusement park, working in concession stands and as a bus boy. Two months ago, I was told that my son had a "major mental illness" and that he would probably need to be on medication for the rest of his life. During our 4 emergency visits and 2 hospital stays, we spoke to dozens of doctors, nurses, therapists and even a dietitian. Not one of these "health care providers" suggested anything other than the normal course of antipsychotic drugs and tranquilizers. What a sad statement it is about our health care system, that I alone, a mother of a teenage boy, with absolutely no medical training whatsoever, was the only one able to help my son recover from this terrible crisis. I feel obligated to help other families with my new-found knowledge, but I don't know how to help. I've tried speak to others at the NAMI.org discussion groups on mental illness, but it's not very effective. It seems as if healthy lifestyles and vitamin supplements is something people just dismiss as "wacky".