Jody Robinson wrote a nice piece about our organization for South County Magazine.
Here is a short sample:
Sometimes out of the worst tragedy imaginable comes great strength, passion and resolve. When John “Tripp” H. Smith, III and his wife Loretta’s son Michael took his own life on November 10, 2007, their lives were painfully and irrevocably changed. By all accounts, Michael had been very successful in his earlier life, but “devolved” into an unrecognizable person as a result of his depression and dependence on chemicals to self-medicate away his problems.”
Michael’s suicide set into motion a series of events that Tripp says “can be described as nothing short of a miracle.” Determined not to let his son’s passing be in vain, Tripp and two close friends who knew Michael well – Dr. Richard Granese, Dr. Richard Granese, a well-respected Orange County psychiatrist and Drew Fisher, a certified alcohol and drug counselor – joined together to create A Mission for Michael, Inc. (AMFM), a South Orange County-based facility specializing in drug and alcohol rehab and dual diagnosis treatment.
To read more, visit the South County Magazine and please, feel free to contact us for additional information.