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What Book Should I Read For My Schizophrenia?

Do you or a loved one suffer from Schizophrenia?  Are you looking for a self-help book to read to provide relief for your symptoms?  If so continue reading this article.

A Schizophrenic Will: a Story of Madness, a Story of Hope

According to mindbodynetwork.com, the first book that would be helpful to read is A Schizophrenic Will: a Story of Madness, a Story of Hope.  In this book, a student is impacted by the mental illness called Schizophrenia.  This student struggles with this disorder.  However, the student shows courage and determination to overcome his/her obstacles and succeed.  This is a story of  determination and strong will.

The Center Cannot Hold

According to mindbodynetwork.com, the second book that would be helpful is called The Center Cannot Hold.  In this book, Elyn R. Saks is a professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist.  She has episodes of psychosis along the way as well.  Elyn recounts her story and how she overcame these struggles to become a professional.

The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope

According to mindbodynetwork.com, the third self-help book that may be helpful to people inflicted by Schizophrenia is called The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope.  In this book, the character shows how he overcame the struggles of Schizophrenia through activism and advocacy.

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir

According to mindbodynetwork.com, the fourth book that may be helpful is called Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir.  In this book, the character is accepted into Harvard and finds triumphant over his struggle with mental illness.

A Mind That Found Itself

According to mindbodynetwork.com, the fifth book that may be helpful is called A Mind That Found Itself.  In this book, the character describes what it is like to be institutionalized.  However, he/she finds the ability to overcome the struggle with the disease and overcome adversity.

Conclusion

To end this specific article on a positive note, all of these self-help books have multiples common grounds.  They all deal with characters who battle Schizophrenia on a first note.  On a second note, they all deal with characters who have to overcome the struggle with Schizophrenia.  On a final note to conclude this specific article on a positive note, they all deal with Schizophrenics flourishing in their environments and having the ability to overcome adversity.  Enjoy these books.

What Book Should I Read For My Schizophrenia?

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). What Book Should I Read For My Schizophrenia?. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychosis/2017/11/what-book-should-i-read-for-my-schizophrenia/

 

Last updated: 23 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Nov 2017
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