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I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia.
I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently.
Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses.
One of the reasons the doctors gave for hospitalizing me against my will was that I was ‘gravely disabled.’ To support this view, they wrote in my chart that I was unable to do my Yale Law School homework. I wondered what that meant about much of the rest of New Haven.
Occupying my mind with complex problems has been my best and most powerful and most reliable defense against my mental illness.
Some people still hold [the] view that restraints help psychiatric patients feel safe. I've never met a psychiatric patient who agreed.
My good fortune is not that I've recovered from mental illness.
I have not, nor will I ever. My good fortune lies in having found my life.
There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia and these people may be your spouse, they may be your child, they may be your neighbor, they may be your friend, they may be your coworker.
Everyone becomes psychotic in his or her own ways.
The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered.
I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.
Stigma against mental illness is a scourge with many faces, and the medical community wears a number of those faces.
Please hear this: There are not ‘schizophrenics,’ there are people with schizophrenia.
No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness