Stories of Recovery: Elyn Saks

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness is the powerful memoir of Elyn Saks’ life with paranoid schizophrenia. A prominent law professor and winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Award, Saks struggled for years to get her delusional episodes under control while excelling in a demanding career. She presents one vivid and moving scene after another of her own out-of-control behavior as well as the painful and slow work with […] Read the rest»

Stories to Explain My Life with Depression

Stories can be an immediate and moving way to learn about someone because they evoke the feelings and experience that factual details never can. When told with honesty and sincerity, a story helps establish a bond of trust because the teller has been willing to open such personal insight to the listener. For me, certain stories have served another purpose even more vital than forming connections with other people. Those […] Read the rest»