The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (Google eBook)
At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. Now in this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.
In this new edition, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the original publication -- a period involving addiction, relapse, and ultimately, love and recovery.
Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perserverance and courage.
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Review: The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of MadnessUser Review - Kevin Black - Goodreads
Thanks to Brian Freeman, WUMS class of 1999, for this reference. A patient, her family, and her doctor describe the impact of a severe psychiatric illness in personal terms. Read full review
Review: The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of MadnessUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
Truly amazing. A must read for anyone interested in schizophrenia, who works with people who struggle with the illness. It is a book of hope for many who may have lost hope of ever living outside of a lock hospital (not that we do that any more but you get my point). Read full review
Lori Tufts University Medford Massachusetts September 1977June 1981
Marvin Schiller Scarsdale New York March 1982June 1982
Nancy Schiller Payne Whitney Clinic New York August 1982September
Nancy Schiller New York Hospital White Plains New York November
Lori Scarsdale New York September 1983May 1984
Lori Scarsdale New York September 1984March 1985
Lori Futura House White Plains New York April 1986October 1986
Lori Futura House White Plains New York December 1986April 1987
Lori New York Hospital White Plains New York June 3 1988June
Lori New York Hospital White Plains New York January 1989
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