The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks

The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks

Elyn Saks is a very successful woman. She is married, holds a rather impressive job, and has been published multiple times. She also has schizophrenia. The Center Cannot Hold is her story. She talks about her struggles with accepting that she needs medication and even accepting that she has a mental illness. Many times she quit taking her medication or reduced it thinking she could just try harder. The descriptions of psychosis and her delusions are vivid. Her writing is engaging even when discussing the more clinical aspects of her illness. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in mental illness.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2022: 90
Pages Read in 2022: 31,629
Graphic Novels: 2

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