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“The Unquiet Mind: NPR”

Article Link part 1 – “The Unquiet Mind

Article link Part 2  – “What’s It Like To Have A Psychotic Episode?”

(Both links include audio and text)

This series talks about Elyn Saks who managed to hide her diagnosis of Schizophrenia while successfully earning multiple degrees.  She later wrote a book, and self-disclosed about her illness much to the shock of many who knew her.  She speaks on mental health issues now using her own experiences as a way to reach others.  She indicates that she is pro-psychiatry, but anti-force, which she explains within the audio of part 2 linked above.

 

 

“Balancing Work, Medication And Mental Illness”

Article Link (Page also has a link to an audio broadcast of the NPR program that Elyn Saks was interviewed on)

This January 30, 2013 article on the NPR website talks about Elyn Saks and discusses her views about how mental illness can be both disabling and at the same time create a sort of super thinking.  She explains that some had told her to maybe consider working as a cashier for a couple of years and then decide if she wanted to pursue something else, but Saks found that for her, work offers a way for her to harness her brain and give her a bit of a break from her delusional thinking.

“Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside”

Video Link

This video found on TED TV is of a presentation of Elyn Saks and her experiences living with Schizophrenia.

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