Debbie Gail Zanes’s life changed forever when she received a telephone call informing her that her twenty-six-year-old son, Alex, had been found dead. Just nine years before, he had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and begun using drugs. Throughout his battle with mental illness and addiction, she discovered how to find peace in her life and love him and herself during the many challenges.
In Finding Peace and Purpose amidst the Tears, she shares the many difficulties she experienced with her son’s mental illness and addiction, as well as how she supported him, fought for him, and loved him through his journey. Zane tells how, at times, her life felt consumed by his hospital visits, treatment center stays, drug use, and battles about his treatment. Despite the challenges, they maintained a loving relationship and she connected with her own love, compassion, and understanding and found a path to peace.
Zane chronicles her story of love and loss to help parents on a similar journey feel they’re not alone, offering hope for peace and healing. It helps others understand how to navigate their challenges with love and compassion and how to continue loving their child and themselves through it all, providing inspiration to go on after tragic loss.