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A Life Worth Waiting For: Messages From A Survivor
Dwight Lee Wolter (1989). CompCare Publishers, Minneapolis, MN

Although this book was written for Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families, the author masterfully uses poetry and short stories to share his personal experiences and his recovery journey.


Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient
Norman Cousins (1981). Bantam Books, New York, NY. Order online via

This best selling book provides the story of how a physician and patient partnered to successfully fight a crippling disease.  The author speaks of his personal experiences of recovery using laughter, his body’s natural healing resources and his mind.


Coping with Voices: Self Help Strategies for People Who Hear Voices that are Distressing
Deegan, Patricia & Carolyn Affa (illustrator); National Empowerment Center. Order online

The purpose of this self-help guide is to help you learn specific techniques that may enable you to gain control over or eliminate voices that you find distressing.


Dante’s Cure
Dorman, Daniel MD (2004).  Other Press: New York, NY.  Visit the National Empowerment Center website to Order online

Catherine Penney, labeled with Schizophrenia in her teens, spent three years in a catatonic state at a psychiatric hospital.  Dante’s Cure tells the moving true story of Catherine’s courageous journey, written by the doctor who treated her without using psychotropic drugs.


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