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Related to Differing Experiences of Reality

Personal Stories

  • Elgin Holley, Tara. My Mother’s Keeper: A

       Daughter’s Memoir of Growing up in the Shadow

       of Schizophrenia, New York: Avon Books, 1997.

  • Kolker, Robert. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the

       Mind of an American Family, Anchor, 2021.

  • Linn, Virginia. The Other Side of Crazy, My

       Odyssey to Insanity and Back, John Linn, 2020.

  • Metzl, Jonathan.  The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease, Beacon Press, 2011. (BIPOC)

  • Nasar, Sylvia. A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, Simon & Schuster, 2001.

  • Sacs, Elyn R. The Center Cannot Hold – My Journey Through Madness, New York: Hyperion, 2007.

  • Schiller, Lori, and Amanda Bennett. The Quiet Room – A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness, Grand Central Publishing, 1996.

  • Wagner, Pamela and Spiro, Carolyn. Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia, St. Martin’s Press, 2005.

Book Resources

  • Duckworth, Ken. You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health: With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families, Zando, 2022.

  • Ragins, Mark. Journeys Beyond the Frontier: A Rebellious Guide to Psychosis and Other Extraordinary Experiences, Independently Published, 2021.

  • Torrey, E. Fuller. Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers, Perennial, 1995.

  • Wang, Esme Weijun. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays, Greywolf Press, 2019. (BIPOC)

  • Drunk on Too Much Life, Film by Michelle Melles, 2022. This film shows all the holistic strategies that were used by a young woman and her parents to help her recover.  Excellent.  Tells it like it is.

  • Van Der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Penguin Books, 2015.

Online Resources

Hearing Voices Network

For people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual perceptions.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

Raises funds and gives grants for psychiatric brain disorder research, to find the causes, better treatments, and eventual cures for these disorders.

Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance

Creating a movement for systemic change to improve care, support and equity for the millions of people living with schizophrenia and psychosis spectrum disorders.

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