Two weeks ago, I wrote about a book, The Suicide of Claire Bishop, by Carmiel Banasky. You can find the post here. I am currently about 1/3 of the way through the book and happy to report that I like it. It is very well written, the story is interesting, and so far, West, the character who has schizophrenia is interesting and not at all offensive. West doesn’t have the same type of symptoms as I do, but it is easy to believe that someone else’s symptoms are similar to his. I haven’t finished the book, but so far it is a good read. I would love it if some of you read it and then let me know how you think the author did creating a character with schizophrenia.
Early in the week, I posted a blog on Psych Central about 5 things to avoid asking someone with schizophrenia. I would love it if you would check it out. It has been my most popular article on Psych Central.
Today, I posted an article about 6 ways to be an ally to someone with a mental illness. I welcome your feedback.