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This is a personal and philosophical account of schizophrenia that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. The personal aspect of the book reveals the gritty reality of what it is like to have schizophrenia, and explores issues faced by those with mental illness, such as secrecy and recovery. The philosophical aspect of the book raises questions concerning the ...more
110 pages
Published July 2012 by Ethos Books

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I truly admire Li Shan for sharing her experiences with schizophrenia in this account. This gave me a truthful perspective of what living with mental illness is really like, and how a warped perception of reality due to the disease could actually seem so normal and justified in the eyes of the victim. Many times, Li Shan's account was also very thought-provoking and made me question many things about how we perceive reality, and how we view those with mental illness and the stereotypes we assign ...more
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Jun 17, 2014 Jenny O rated it it was amazing
This amazing work took me by surprise with the insight and thoughtfulness the author uses to draw you into her mind, and then send you soundly back out, questioning your own assumptions and stereotypes.
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