Recovery From 'Schizophrenia': One Man's Journey From Patient to Therapist

October 29, 2014 4:54 PM

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I never thought seriously about becoming a psychotherapist until I was institutionalized in a state psychiatric hospital. I found myself there after experiencing my second psychotic break with reality in 1998, at age 23.

This was the first time since being diagnosed with schizophrenia two years before that I was able to admit to myself that I had a mental illness. Being around so many other people experiencing similar phenomenon had a profound effect upon me. I thought I was Elvis, in the Mafia, and some kind of rel...

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