The Elyn Saks memoir? What did you think of it?
Ya, cannot comprehend how she did it or how smart she is. She did well in life and on the LSAT.
I have not read this but it sounds like a worthy read.
Have you heard of Eleanor Longden?
She’s from the UK and in her book she mentioned that she got the highest mark in her I think psychology exam at university, and that her voices were helping her with the answers.
I think so. Did she do a TED talk about when she started to hear voices in college?
Oh yes, this is her.
I cant really focus on reading books but I have been watching interviews with her on Youtube. She kept saying that the thing that helped her the most is family and friends. I guess they yes helped me get and accept treatment but they’re not helping my bad negative symptoms. Idk how she manages to do all this, maybe she didn’t have negative symptoms, just positive symptoms like some ppl here.
I read Elyn Saks book. It was very good.
Is there a most important take home message in this book, @Gamera?
I haven’t read it yet, but I will report back if anyone is interested.
I’d like to hear your review!
I read most of the Saks book. It’s pretty interesting. She came from a family with a lot of money though. The schizophrenics who don’t have her resources often end up in jail or the streets.
But take my bias with a grain of salt!
I read it like 10 years ago. I remember it was a good book and I liked it but I don’t really remember a lot of it.
It was an interesting read. I don’t think I will ever read it again though.
I read some of it but didn’t finish. She spent a lot of time in therapy and she didn’t go home from school… She stayed with her new life.
I just downloaded the audiobook.
Yeah I read it ages ago and enjoyed it. Can’t really remember it much.
My absolute fave memoir of a schizophrenic is called Recovered, Not Cured by Richard McLean. Hands down best recollection of life as a sz I’ve ever read. Couldn’t recommend it enough on here.
Hi Gamera, I read this book when my son was first diagnosed with schizophrenia. It gave me great hope because everything else I read gave me no hope for a him to have a happy life. I know her accomplishments are the exception, with or without a mental illness, but it showed me that a full, satisfying life is possible for my son and others with SMI.
I have a hard time reading anymore but would like to try this book, I’ve seen interviews with her and she is interesting
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