Randye Kaye, author of "Ben Behind his Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope," will share what she has learned as a single parent raising a schizophrenic son at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Conference Room B at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.

She seeks to educate, inspire and help people and families who might have someone suffering from schizophrenia or other mental illnesses. Her stories are complemented with tips on recognizing warning signs, what to do, what to avoid, how to cope and where to seek help.

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Kaye is an actress, broadcaster and speaker. She also writes an award-winning blog, "Mental Illness in the Family." She is the Connecticut trainer of Family-to-Family Educators for NAMI, and diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League.

The event is hosted by the Stamford/Greenwich affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families.

Admission is free. For information, call 203-388-1603 or visit www.namisg.info.