A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope

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"A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope" is an inspirational autobiographical account of living with the dreaded disease of schizophrenia. His story is one of strong mind, strong body, and strong love. The journey begins with his first serious psychotic break from reality as a teenager and ends with him being a respected, published medical library Chief at the number one psychiatric research institute in the world, NYSPI, affiliated with Columbia University. One thing that makes his story a wonder to read is the sheer number of challenges he faces head-on and, ultimately, overcomes. Mr. Jiang’s story is an unforgettable, uplifting personal history to be read and savored. Not only is his autobiography difficult to put down once picked up, but A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope leaves the reader wanting more, after the tale is told.

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Many biographies of people with mental illness seem to dwell primarily on the feeling of hopelessness, and they keep expectations for the sufferer's future low. I attempt to turn the tables on this litany of sorrow. I show myself as a result of the miracles that modern medicine can produce. I went from being a basket case to a respected, technologically-savvy medical librarian working at a world-renowned research medical institution. I am a published author in the mental health journal New York City Voices, responsible for 21 articles, in English and Spanish.

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"A talented ambitious young student is afflicted by the most dread mental illness in the prime of his life. This first person account describes this all to common occurrence but what is unique is how he reacts to this adversity and his courageous and successful journey to recovery. Will Jiang’s impressive and moving story is reminiscent of other similar first person accounts of personal struggle and triumph over mental illness including Elyn Saks’ The Center Cannot Hold and Temple Grandin’s Thinking In Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism. Will’s story will be similarly informative and inspirational to everyone who has the good fortune to read it." -- Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. President, American Psychiatric Association Lawrence E. Kolb Professor and Chairman Department of Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute

"In “A Schizophrenic Will,” William Jiang tells a riveting and compelling story about his struggles with schizophrenia and his emergence at the other end with a good and productive and gratifying professional and personal life. He also gives advice to other consumers, e.g. on navigating college, and who knows better than someone who’s lived through it himself? Jiang’s story should help people understand what schizophrenia is like and in the process destigmatize an illness that is badly in need of destigmatization." -- Elyn Saks, J.D., Ph.D. USC Gould School of Law, Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences Award Winning Author, The Center Cannot Hold

"With an incredible strength of will William Jiang describes his life dealing with one of the hardest conditions to live with: schizophrenia. Again and again he fights against the disease and despite all odds secures a professional career and fulfilled life. A must read for any person coping with schizophrenia, whether you are a sufferer, relative, friend, physician, or scientist working on mental disorders." Christoph Kellendonk, PhD Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry Columbia University

"Will Jiang's experiences as detailed in his book are a wonder to read and can help you understand schizophrenia better. I highly recommend it." Dan Frey, BA Editor-in-Chief New York City Voices, a Journal for Mental Health Advocacy

"This inspirational story is a great read for anybody, but family and friends of those suffering with schizophrenia will especially find it useful for learning what is like to live with schizophrenia." Leaf Jiang, PhD and Brother

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