Writers With Mental Illness

Stigma In Schizophrenia Books: January First Book Review

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Even though I was diagnosed in 2015, I am still learning about myself and my brain illness, schizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia books like Ben Behind His Voices and The Center Cannot Hold help me understand my symptoms. That’s why I picked up January First by Michael Schofield a few weeks ago at Barnes & Noble. I was…

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The Upcoming Nonprofit For Students With Schizophrenia

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There are not many organizations out there that focus on empowering college students with a chronic illness, especially those that focus on symptoms of schizophrenia. That’s why when I heard about the upcoming nonprofit Students With Schizophrenia (SWS), I was so excited to know that there is an organization specifically focused on helping those of us…

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10 Must-See Movies About Mental Illness

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Movies about mental illness educate and help fight stigma (if they depict it respectfully and accurately). I sort of having a running list in my mind of movies about mental illness. When I’m feeling extra alone in my symptoms, I pick one of the movies to remind myself that I am not alone. On top…

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Living With Schizophrenia

Imagine this, an 18-year-old lad with budding schizophrenia, who, as a gardener, had a closer friendship with soil than with so much of the wild world, and who left the sixties music behind him in the 1990’s because of a love for the music of Russian composers Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. This was the complexity of a…

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This Is Not What Symptoms of Schizophrenia Look Like

I was in a small white room sitting in a chair bolted to the floor. A woman sat in front of me with a clipboard, asking me questions about my symptoms; her straight, black hair falling over her face as she looked down to take notes. A voice seemed to reach out to me from…

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