Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness

I just wanted to share this video from TED Talks. It’s the remarkable personal account of Elyn Saks, a lady who suffers chronic schizophrenia – and has managed to live the life of a college professor and maintain a strong marriage. Her account of mechanical restraints during ¬†hospitalization is harrowing.

“If you hear nothing else today, please hear this. There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia. And these people may be your spouse, may be your child, they may be your neighbor, they may be your friend, they may be your co-worker.” – Elyn Saks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s