Ted talk: The voices in my head / book / link

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by scent of cedar, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member


    The talk lasts about 18 minutes. In it, a recovered schizophrenic (who went on to take an undergrad and then, a Master's in psychology) relates how the voices began, how they changed from benevolent to vicious, condemning presences, and how she learned to recognize and reincorporate the voices as damaged parts of herself.

    The following site is devoted to looking at the reality of schizophrenia differently than it has been perceived in the past.


    The woman's book: Learning From the Voices in My Head by Eleanor Longden

  2. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wow, that is fantastic. My brother is schizophrenic and has "auditory hallucinations" as well. Thanks Barbara, her talk gives me so much hope. As she said, the movement has begun. I will read her book too. Have you read it? Thank you!
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Cedar. This sounds fascinating. I haven't had a chance to watch the TED talk yet, but I will. I'll probably get the book too.
    My mother is schizophrenic, and was untreated throughout my childhood and early adulthood. I'm very interested to learn more about this, especially if there's a way out of the chaos that doesn't involve zombie-inducing medications.