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Seeking Truth: nDepth piece shares Dr. R. Murali Krishna’s story

by Alan Herzberger Modified: February 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm •  Published: November 29, 2011
Kelly Dyer Fry wrote another heart-wrenching piece. This time, instead of sharing the gripping story of addiction within her own family, she shared an equally gripping account of an equally challenging affliction from the family of Dr. R. Murali Krishna.

The title is Seeking Truth: Where is my Amma? It shares Krishna’s accounts of his mother’s fight with mental illness while he was a young boy in India.

It’s part of our “nDepth: Fighting Back” series, where we tell inspirational stories of people making a difference in our community. Dr. Krishna definitely qualifies, and the only proof you need is Kelly’s story.

As he enters the backyard trimmed with rose bushes, he sees his mom. She is standing in the yard. Smoke is rising from her yellow sari with black trim. Flames. She is setting herself on fire.

Fry — who, for the record,  runs our newsroom –  transitions from Krishna’s flashbacks to Krishna’s present-day advice.  As the audience, we learn not only what drove and inspired Krishna to become a community leader in the field of mental health.

We also get a bit more insight on how the world can change for a family dealing with mental illness.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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