January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her

January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her - This memoir details the first few years the Schofield family spent trying to manage their daughter, who was both remarkably intelligent and frustratingly active. As many who read this book already know, the difficulty of getting a diagnosis was finally put to rest when UCLA finally determined that Jani was schizophrenic. Parents of other special needs children will certainly appreciate the long road the Schofields had to tread to finally get help, as well as the toll it took on them emotionally, physically, and financially. Unfortunately, change in this system seems unlikely at best.