The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope

The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope

by Ken Steele, Claire Berman
     
 


For thirty-two years Ken Steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, Steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him… See more details below

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For thirty-two years Ken Steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, Steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465082278
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
471,022
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Stephen Goldfinger, M.D.

Prologue

1. Descent into Madness

2. Further into the Abyss

3. The Big City

4. Welcome to Bedlam

5. Caught in the Revolving Door

6. Closing Other Doors

7. Second Chances

8. The Day the Voices Stopped

9. Other People's Stories

Afterword: What Needs to be Done

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