Randye Kaye
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Randye Kaye

Randye Kaye is a national voice talent and actress, also currently heard as part-time newscaster and classical music host on NPR affiliates WSHU-FM and AM. Prior to that, while raising her children, she was a full-time morning personality for a top-rated Connecticut radio station in addition to her voiceover, on-camera and theatre work. During that time, her son Ben was going through confusing and often terrifying changes: what she later learned had been the symptoms of gradual-onset schizophrenia. So at work, her job was to make people laugh - but her "hobby" became mental illness. She finally found education and support through NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and became a teacher and the Connecticut State Trainer for its Family-to-Family educational course.

After leaving Morning Radio (and the 3:15 AM wake-up calls) behind, Randye was asked to write about Ben's illness and recovery, and how it had affected her family. The result is "Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope" (September 16, 2011, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers). Randye speaks frequently to professional providers and families about the process of coping with the challenges - including stigma - when mental illness strikes a loved one. She hosted the talk show "Issues and Answers" on Connecticut TV, and recently appeared on the educational DVD, "Dealing with Stigma in Mental Illness." She is also a gifted audiobook narrator, including titles for Live Oak, Soundprints, Brilliance Audio and Spoken Arts.

Randye's experience with Ben's illness and recovery has taught her a lot about diversity, resilience, acceptance, and the importance of communication with - most importantly - family love in the face of devastating challenge and change. She speaks frequently on these topics and others as a member of the National Speakers' Association, and diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League. Randye also teaches media/advertising awareness workshops to adults and children - sharing secrets she knows from years as a commercial actress. She is currently working on a new book, Happier Made Simple.

Member of NSA (National Speakers' Association), Authors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, MENSA, NAMI, and Theatre Artists Workshop.
For more information please visit www.randyekaye.com

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    • Ben Behind His Voices

    • One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope
    • By: Randye Kaye
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When readers first meet Ben, he is a sweet, intelligent, seemingly well-adjusted youngster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm glad I listened to Ben's story!

    • By Mitzi McCall on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Don't Be a Doormat

    • First in Series: Old is New, 1922
    • By: Dr. Frank Crane, Randye Kaye -foreword and afterword
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Back in 1922, Dr. Frank Crane wrote "Don't Be a Doormat" for The American Magazine - and it still rings true. Narrator Randye Kaye adds a foreword and afterword, sharing tips to unlearn Doormat Behavior, and move ahead to value assertive behavior - so you become a Diplomat instead....

    Regular price: $7.13

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