The Day the Voices Stopped

The Day the Voices Stopped

A Memoir of Madness and Hope

Book - 2001
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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 powerful and 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.His recovery began with a small but intensely dramatic moment. One evening in the spring of 1995, shortly after starting on Risperdal, a new antipsychotic medicine, he realized that the voices that had tormented him for three decades had suddenly stopped. Terrified but also empowered by this new freedom, Steele rose to the challenge of creating a new life. Steele went on to become one of the most vocal advocates of the mentally ill, earning the respect not only of patients and families but also of professionals and policymakers all over America through his tireless devotion to a cause that transformed his life and that of countless others.The Day the Voices Stopped will endure as Ken Steele's testament for all who struggle with this heartbreaking disease.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780465082261
Characteristics: xiv, 257 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Berman, Claire.


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bbonier Mar 11, 2014

I highly recommend this book for everyone to read. It gives insight into the lives of the mentally ill and the problems that they encounter in their fight to stay alive and live a meaningful life.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

very helpful in understanding what schizophrenia sounds like to the individual. It was disheartening at times, but inspiring too.


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