|Life After Puberty|
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Life After Puberty
The film Puberty Blues was made some thirty years ago.
Australian Story deals with the subject of mental illness and managing a parents mental illness within their program in a heartfelt way
A courageous Miles speaks of his life coping with his mother Jad who was an actor in the film and managing his mothers mental illness, (from the transcript of Australian Story below) Miles says..,
"MILES MUECKE, SON OF JAD CAPELJA: My dad broke up or left mum when I was two I believe. I grew up with my mum and we were living in the Cross for that whole time. For a very long time, mums illness was unknown. I think as sort of technology advanced mum was diagnosed with severe paranoid schizophrenia. And I think definitely a combination of marijuana and alcohol were the cause of her imbalance. Every single day brought drama. Wed be walking through Kings Cross and shed be causing such a nuisance, having such an episode, yelling screaming about who knows what. And it was so difficult for me to see behind what was coming out of her mouth, and the fact that she was a sick person and it wasnt her saying these things. It was hard to deal with at a young age. And yeah there were quite a lot of times I saw her get taken away in a paddy wagon which is not nice, you dont want to see that. Shes not a criminal.
Watch the Story Here and View the Transcript at http://www.abc.net.au/austory/