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Personal Experiences

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks. New York: Hyperion, 2007.

The Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut. New York: Praeger, 1975.

The “First Person Account” Special Features in the quarterly journal Schizophrenia Bulletin,

Making It Crazy by Sue Estroff. Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California Press, 1985.

Me, Myself, and Them by Kurt Snyder with Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D., and Linda Wasmer Andrews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Nightmare: A Schizophrenia Narrative by Wendell Williamson. Durham NC: Mental Health Communication Network, 2001.

Our Voices, ed. by C. Corr, M. Dunne, M. Kapil, P. Miller, C. Moon. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc. 2008.

The Quiet Room: A Journey out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett. New York: Warner Books, 1994.

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez. New York: Penguin Group, 2008.

The Voices of Robby Wilde by Elizabeth Kytle. Washington, DC: Seven Locks Press, 1987.

Family Experiences

Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2006.

The Four of Us by E. Swados. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1991.

Imagining Robert by Jay Neugeboren. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1997.

Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings by Simon Clea. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

My Sister’s Keeper by M. Moorman. New York: Norton, 1992.


“People Say I’m Crazy,” 84 minutes, 2004. Palo Alto Pictures,

“Uncertain Journey: Families Coping with Serious Mental Illness,” 45 minutes, 1995. Duke University School of Medicine, Division of Audiovisual Education.

“Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia,” 57 minutes, 2010. MyDOC Productions,

“When Medicine Got It Wrong,” 53 minutes, 2009. Documentary Educational Materials, (617) 926-0491.