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Mental Health Additional Resources


For Information/Support:

  • Amador, X. (2000). I am Not Sick. I Don't Need Help! Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment. Peconic: Vida Press.
  • Dickens, R. & Marsh, D. (Eds.). (1994). Anguished Voices: Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities. Boston: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions.
  • Gottesman, I.I. (1990). Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
  • Keefe, R.S.E. & Harvey, P.D. (1994). Understanding Schizophrenia. New York: Free Press.
  • Marsh, D.T. & Dickens, R. (1997) How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A self care guide for siblings, offspring, and parents. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam.
  • Mueser, K.T. & Gingerich, S. (2006). The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life. New York: Guilford Press
  • Temes, R. (2002). Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Torrey, E.F. (1995). Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
  • Woolis, R. (1992). When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Families and Friends. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam.

For Teenagers:

  • Friedman, M. (2000). Everything You Need to Know about Schizophrenia. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group.


  • Schiller, L., & Bennett, A. (1996). The Quiet Room : A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. New York: Warner Books Inc.
  • Simon, C. (1997). Mad House: Growing up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings. New York: Penguin Books.
  • Olson, L.S. (1994). He Was Still My Daddy. Portland: Ogden House Publishing Co.
  • Sexton, L.G. (1994). Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother. Boston: Little Brown & Co.


For General Information:

Medscape Schizophrenia Resource Center

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

The Schizophrenia Homepage

Schizophrenia Digest

Information in 8 different languages

Early Psychosis Prevention and Education Centre, Australia

"Basic Facts about Schizophrenia" - British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

"Schizophrenia: A Handbook For Families" - British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

National Institute of Mental Health

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

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Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215