11 books for caregivers on the journey with their loved ones.

Surviving Schizophrenia, by E. Fuller Torrey

Since publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has guided and helped thousands of patients, their families and mental health professionals.

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The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping your loved one get the most out of life By Kim T Mueser PhD and Susan Gingerich MSW

A book designed to deepen your understanding of schizophrenia and offer pragmatic real world suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms by showing you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals.

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The Shock of the Fall, by Nathan Filer

Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award and regarded by comedian and former nurse Jo Brand as the best fiction about mental illness she had ever read, The Shock of the Fall is a heartfelt story of a family learning to pick up the pieces in the wake of tragedy.

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Me, Myself, and Them: A First-hand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Schizophrenia, by Kurt Snyder

Kurt Snyder’s mind was ‘hijacked’ by schizophrenia during college. With the help of a psychiatrist and veteran science writer, Kurt paints a picture from the vantage point of recovery and eloquently describes the debilitating changes in thoughts and perceptions that took hold of his life during his teens and twenties.

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The Center Cannot Hold: A Memoir of My Schizophrenia, by Elyn R. Saks

The moving story of the life of Elyn R. Saks; an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist who has lived with schizophrenia for most of her life.

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Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, by Henry and Patrick Cockburn

A father and son tell their extraordinary account of a steep descent into mental illness and offer a glimpse into the conflicted history of schizophrenia’s diagnosis and treatment.

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Learning from the Voices in My Head, by Eleanor Longden

Eleanor Longden was a college freshman when she started hearing voices in her head. Now on the cusp of finishing her Ph.D. in psychology, Longden still hears voices — and she says she wouldn’t live without them. Part personal memoir and part medical argument, this book challenges society’s perception of mental health.

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David's Adventure with Schizophrenia: My Road to Recovery, by David LaChapelle

A true story of two patients with schizophrenia meeting in hospital and embarking on a whirlwind tour of Canada and New York. Pawning possessions, selling stocks, sleeping in McDonald’s parking lots, and narrowly escaping arrest on a possible kidnapping charge; their escapades provide a wild ride until Dave finally receives the help he needs to heal and become healthy once more.

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Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver

Bobbi Carducci’s brutally honest memoir shares what it’s really like for caregivers. Her story is one of the human experience, a journey about taking care of her aging and mentally ailing father-in-law, full of all the ups and downs you’d expect of overcoming of setbacks along the way. At the heart of the book, Carducci shares her wisdom and the idea that you never have to be perfect.

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Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness

Two brothers, both diagnosed with schizophrenia, and their thirty-year struggle to cope, comprehend and overcome. One brother, a talented visual artist drew sketches, comic strips and portraits to help document the experience along the way.

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One writer’s uncle struggled with schizophrenia and became the inspiration for the author’s first book

Danielle Lim’s first book, The Sound of SCH: A Mental Breakdown, A life Journey is the true story and retelling of her uncle’s 30-year struggle living with schizophrenia. Set against the backdrop of a fast-moving Singapore in the 1990s, Lim underlines the power of comfort and understanding.

For the book: https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/the-sound-of-sch-a-mental-breakdown-a-life-journey

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