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TEDGlobal 2012 Elyn Saks by Mind Map: TEDGlobal 2012
Elyn Saks
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TEDGlobal 2012 Elyn Saks

to work and to love!

want to share my story to give insight

On a studying day in school

Had a bad experience

asked them to go the roof

Asked if they had it too

Couldn't calm down in dorm room

moaning in fear in isolation

was brought to the doctor

Roughly strapped to a metal 'bed'

result: involuntary stay in psychiatrical hospital

Been restrained a lot in the hospital

But i did not harm anyone

Many people die while being restrained

wanted to write about restrainment

people sometimes thing mental ill don't experience it as bad as we think we do

they are wrong!

Wanted to get off medication

started reduction of meds

Results initially not that good

Continued to refuse medication

Don't want to be put in hospitals again

Broke down

was advised to take meds again

I'm here for 3 reasons

1 excellent therapy

2 many close family members and friends

who know about my illness

3 work in enourmously supportive workplace

But even with everything above


they are not schizo's, they have it

they may be your friend, family etc.

we need to know more about it

so we can care for it

stop criminalize it

prisons are filled with it

they never received proper treatment

portray them sympathetic


Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness.

I'm an chronic schizophrenic

now clear of hospitals for 3 decades

graduated from law school

Got helped by steve

docter who treats severe mental ilnesses

Was diagnosed badly

would not function in society

But now graduated





NOT split personality

It's just shattered

presents itself in many forms


Elyn Saks