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MUST HAVES for People with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective,
and other Thought Disorders

My Schizophrenic Life: The Road To Recovery From Mental Illness

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My Schizophrenic Life: The Road To Recovery From Mental Illness
By: Sandra MacKay

Sandra Mackay

Sandra MacKay was interviewed at HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. She talked about her firsts symptoms of paranoia and hallucinations at age 15, and the long road to her recovery to the present day.

Watch part 2 of the interview with Sandra MacKay here.

All HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show Videos and Upcoming Shows.

After  Her  Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity

"After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity
by: Susan Inman
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Author Susan Inman was our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Her daughter suffered from severe psychosis and was later diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. Susan discusses the toll severe mental illness took on her and her family, finding the right treatment, and the tools she used to save her daughter's sanity as well as manage her own. Watch the video on "Schizoaffective Disorder in My Family right here.

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers
By E. Fuller Torrey

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Reader Comment: "This book is an absolute must for any family dealing with schizophrenia. Our son was diagnosed 7 years ago and this book was recommended by his psychiatrist."

Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope
By: Randye Kaye
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$17

Ms. Randye Kaye is the author of Mental Illness in the Family Blog. In this book, Kaye encourages families to stay together and find strength while accepting the reality of a loved one's illness; she illustrates, through her experiences as Ben's mother, the delicate balance between letting go and staying involved. Find out more about Randye Kaye.

Getting  Your  Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia

Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia
By: Roberta Temes

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$15

Reader Comment: "An excellent easy to read book that helps those who have this devestating illness, and their family members."

 What A Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizo-Affective Disorder

What A Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizo-Affective Disorder
By: Carolyn Dobbins

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Reader Comment: "Carolyn writes with sensitivity, confidence, sincerity, and great perceptiveness. She acknowledges the problems of disclosure because of stigma and ignorance but also the value in openness to help others."

 Schizophrenia For Dummies

Schizophrenia For Dummies
By: Jerome Levine, Irene S. Levine

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Reader Comment: "This book explains basic facts and offers immediate support and resources. It is a clearinghouse without a toll-free number."

When  Someone  You Know Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends  and  Caregivers

When Someone You Know Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers
By: Rebecca Woolis, Agnes Hatfied

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$11

Reader Comment:
This book contains what so many mental health books lack: advice.

A  Beautiful  Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John  Nash

A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
By: Sylvia Nasar

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$12

Reader Comment: This great biography describes the very bizarre genius from his days in a small West Virginia town, through his undergrad days in a very sooty, unhealthy Pittsburgh, just after WW2, all the way thru his very humorous Nobel Speech.("Now, maybe I'll be able to get a credit card!"). "

The  Quiet  Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
By: A. Lori, Bennett Schiller

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$10

Reader Comment: "Lori Schiller does an excellent job of describing the world of the schizophrenic mental patient and mental hospitals in much descriptive detail as she experienced it during the 1980s."

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