Jennifer Connelly Visits NYSPI Library for Role in Virginia (2012)

 

Academy Award Winner Jennifer Connelly Visits Patient Library for Role in Virginia

From the Fall 2009 NYSPI Patient Library Newsletter:

I was asked the day before Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly visited PI if I would meet with her. The opportunity to meet the actress who portrayed John Nash’s wife in the award-winning movie A Beautiful Mind amazed me. Of course, I said yes. The evening before her visit, it was difficult for me to sleep because I was excited.

Jennifer Connelly When Ms. Connelly arrived shortly after 10:30 am, I was ready to be as helpful to her as I could. She was to meet the director of NYSPI, Dr. Lieberman, after she left me, so I wanted our time together to be productive. It turned out she was studying for the lead role in the forthcoming movie, What’s Wrong with Virginia, where she will be playing an emotionally disturbed woman. Because of my personal battle with schizophrenia, she wanted to meet me. I answered some initial questions she had, then showed her some videos which featured me: AstraZeneca’s More Success Stories and our Spanishlanguage psychoeducational film, ¿Qué es la Esquizofrenia?. I was going to offer her a copy of my autobiography, A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope ,but she had already started reading an electronic copy. Then I answered a slew of other questions she had, and mentioned our community event for the film Canvas, which was of interest to her. Finally, I showed her other print and video resources she could use to learn about schizophrenia, and gave her a NARSAD pamphlet on the subject. She told me a bit about the film, and I was happy to learn about the complexity and humanity of her role. At the end of our hour together, she thanked me for my time, and I told her it was a pleasure to meet her.

In retrospect, I was struck by her down-to-earth manner, intelligence, and genuine interest in learning more about schizophrenia as one facet of the human condition. I look forward to seeing her on the silver screen.

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About Mr. Jiang: Schizophrenic. Psychotic. Insane. Too many people associate these words with murderer, useless, hopeless, and bum. Meet Will. At 19 he had his first psychotic break with reality. Afterwards, he had to re-learn his place in the world. He went from being a vibrant and gifted university senior, to being a mental patient on a locked ward for whom life was laborious and chaotic. In the beginning, he had to learn to cope with reality again minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, then year by year. Much later, after years of being a medical librarian, he was able to unlock some of his own brain’s healing potential using natural nutritional techniques. Now, at 41, his list of life accomplishments is impressive. Author of 13 popular Kindle books. Former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief. Designer. Speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

His critically-acclaimed autobiography is “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope“. Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

William Jiang BA MLS Mental Health Author and Advocate
Facebook Group: Living Well With Schizophrenia
Author Blog: http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/williamjiang

Independent Book Marketing Guide: 7 tips Do’s and Dont’s

 

 

Learn some Independent Book Marketing Do’s and Don’ts from Someone who has sold 6,000 books and has been there.

 

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Independent Book Marketing- Free Sales

 

  1. The above graphic is my free sales on Smashwords. Free sales. Smashwords is a horrible platform to sell and market your books. Even though you get on iBooks and the Nook, who cares if it doesn’t result in paying readers? Once I put 6 of my titles on the much lauded Nook press for 8 months. I made 3 sales. What a waste of my time. The below graphic is my paid sales for all channels on Smashwords. Really. A waste of time people.

independent book marketing -paid  sales on Smashwords

  1. Avoid Litbreaker.com. I marketed a book with them, straight at my strongest group of readers: women between the ages of 25-45 in New York and California. I almost bit a $1,200 bullet. When I noticed that after I had gotten 100 hits and 0 sales. I decided, this was a bust. I was burned for $300 and made one sales. Another joke.
  2. Avoid BuySellAds.com for book marketing. Again, I was burned. I spent the $300 for ad sales, and I made one sale. Not worth it. |According to Google Analytics, 98% of my potential readers from BuySellAds,com stayed on my site for fewer than 5 seconds.
  3. Google Adwords traffic was anemic. Way to costly to effectively market a book seriously.
  4. Facebook is the biggest waste of money for book marketing . I spent a few hundred dollars on a meme that linked to my author page to sell books. I got about thousands of likes, and over 100 shares. For what? I got famous a bit on the Facebook, but I didn’t sell one book. huh?
  5. Goodreads. I have not gone large with Goodreads, but for their pay per click platform, I’d say it’s economical enough. I’m bidding ten cents per click. I dont’ get major traffic, but then again, I’m not breaking the bank, and I’m making a sale or two there. Not bad. I wonder what would happen if I had an advertising budget.
  6. Amazon KDP (Kindle Digital Platform) for publishing Kindle and Createspace.com for a print book. Well, here’s the golden spot. I’ve sold over 6,000 books that were self published here. 500 is a good run for any book. So, for a guy with little luck with marketing, I’d say Amazon is the only game in town when going for indie readers. But, even with Amazon, watch out! NEVER give your books away for free. Why? One, you will cannabalize readers who may have actually paid for your work. Two, ALL of my bad reviews have come from people who got my books for free. When my readers pay top dollar for my books, I get better reviews. You would think that when you get thousands of readers, one or two of these good people will be thankful enough to give you a positive review. No. It doesn’t work that way. Just don’t do it. I’ve learned the hard way. If you want help publishing your Kindle and printed book, let me know. I’d love to help you out, for a reasonable fee– Nothing like X-Libris’s $1,000 vanity press. I can help you get your printed paperbacks for about $3 per copy. True story!
  7. If you want Amazon to market your book, be prepared to pony up at least $25,000. I am targeting that option now. In a future post I’ll let you know how it goes.

Check out my books at the top of the page to see what I could do for you an an independent book marketing agent or consultant!

Psychology is a funny thing

I have been giving away and underpricing my books for many years. Now that I have raised the prices on many of my books they’re selling better.

For example:

A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope is currently selling in the top six percent of books on all of the kindle store and is now #31 of the top 100 of all books in the category of schizophrenia.  (See below)

 

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

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#31 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Mental Health > Schizophrenia

#75 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Pathologies

#83 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Social Activists

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About Mr. Jiang: Schizophrenic. Psychotic. Insane. Too many people associate these words with murderer, useless, hopeless, and bum. Meet Will. At 19 he had his first psychotic break with reality. Afterwards, he had to re-learn his place in the world. He went from being a vibrant and gifted university senior, to being a mental patient on a locked ward for whom life was laborious and chaotic. In the beginning, he had to learn to cope with reality again minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, then year by year. Much later, after years of being a medical librarian, he was able to unlock some of his own brain’s healing potential using natural nutritional techniques. Now, at 41, his list of life accomplishments is impressive. Author of 13 popular Kindle books. Former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief. Designer. Speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

His critically-acclaimed autobiography is “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope“. Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

William Jiang BA MLS Mental Health Author and Advocate
Facebook Group: Living Well With Schizophrenia
Author Blog: http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/williamjiang

Guide to Natural Mental Health, 3rd Edition: Five Stars from Amazon Top Reviewer Mr. Grady Harp!

Guide to Natural Mental HealthBy Grady Harp Amazon HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER & VINE VOICE

Format:Kindle Edition

For those new to the name William Jiang, his following book is highly recommended: A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. William Jiang was the Chief Librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Patient and Family Library, affiliated with Columbia University, for seven years. This book focuses on the knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Health treatments for select mental issues that he gleaned over seven years of following the mental health literature during that time. The thrust of the book is mental health, nutrition, and complementary therapies.

In one of the more comprehensive books written to date about natural treatments of mental health deviations form the norm, William Jiang makes it abundantly clear how each of the many mental health problems that grow in number daily can be approached form a natural manner. In addition to the usual problems we would expect to be discussed, Jiang offers an enlightening look at Digital Addiction – and the book is well worth purchasing simply for this very valid approach.

Jiang writes very well and offers a different perspective on how to think about and how to cope with and how to treat or prevent mental disorders. Health is his goal and he presents it well. As he states at the end of the book, `As technology gets more and more into our bones, we are losing some of the natural rhythms of life. Despite being indoors in climate-controlled environments, our minds and bodies are still inexorably linked to the changing of the seasons.’

Grady Harp, November 14

Amazon Promotion: Listen to or read Guide to Natural Mental Health, 3rd Edition for free.

 

 

6,000+ readers of the Books of William Jiang: Mental Health Author and Advocate

It is time for me to celebrate the sale of 6,000+ Books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and the iBook store.. with NO MARKETING!

Help fund me to reach many more people for a world without Mental Illness! http://www.gofundme.com/aworldwithoutMI Help me market my books! They can save lives and fight stigma!

 

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About Mr. Jiang: Schizophrenic. Psychotic. Insane. Too many people associate these words with murderer, useless, hopeless, and bum. Meet Will. At 19 he had his first psychotic break with reality. Afterwards, he had to re-learn his place in the world. He went from being a vibrant and gifted university senior, to being a mental patient on a locked ward for whom life was laborious and chaotic. In the beginning, he had to learn to cope with reality again minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, then year by year. Much later, after years of being a medical librarian, he was able to unlock some of his own brain’s healing potential using natural nutritional techniques. Now, at 41, his list of life accomplishments is impressive. Author of 13 popular Kindle books. Former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief. Designer. Speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

His critically-acclaimed autobiography is “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope“. Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

William Jiang BA MLS Mental Health Author and Advocate
Facebook Group: Living Well With Schizophrenia
Author Blog: http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/williamjiang

Fish oil protects against psychosis: APA President

From Columbia Psychiatry’s Facebook: “A small new study offers preliminary evidence that fish oil supplements can prevent psychosis among young people at high risk for the condition, even seven years after taking the capsules”. In sum, fish oil protects against psychosis according to the APA President: Dr. Lieberman.

IFish oil protects against psychosis:n the third edition of the Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction: Nutrition and Complementary Therapies, this is not new news. This particular effect of the fish oil being neuroprotective has been in the book for almost two years. It turns out there’s a lot one can do for multiple mental health diagnoses, naturally.

It is great news that the American psychiatric Association president has come out and supported this type of research in USA Today. Fish oil is not a drug, it’s a nutritional supplement, and it’s a very big deal to go out on a limb and recommend something that will not make the big Pharmaceuticals a lot of money..

Much respect to Dr. Lieberman!

3rd Edition of the Guide to Natural Mental Health- Now Available on Kindle, Soon In Print

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Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction:
Nutrition, and Complementary Therapies, 3rd Edition
By William Jiang, MLS

Foreword to the Third Edition

Mental illness is still a widespread and serious problem. Currently, the the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) estimates about 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older meet the criteria for at least one serious mental disorder, more than one in four Americans. According to another source as of 2014, the incidence of mental illness has doubled for children since the nineties. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by the year 2020, depression will be the second most common cause of disability and premature death worldwide.

 The statistics are grim and the problem is real and growing, but what can we do? This book tackles that very question for those who are  currently suffering and those who may wish to avoid serious mental problems in the future. The good news is there is hope for many to better live with, and for some, completely avoid mental problems. The book is not meant to be seen as a panacea; rather, it offers strategies to cope with and possibly prevent mental disease that are backed up by current medical and scientific knowledge.

 Although renamed, like the first edition, this book is what librarians call an annotated bibliography. This annotated bibliography picks the “best” information from the medical literature, includes commentary as well as the source, title, and abstract of the article from MEDLINE. In this case, the strength of this particular annotated bibliography is the concentration of the knowledge of world-class experts from many medical disciplines, all in one small volume, with free full text for further exploration often available for more in-depth reading and learning.

 This second edition includes the new topic of Digital Addiction. Complementary and alternative treatments for Digital Addiction are not included as they would most likely resemble a mixture of treatments for depression and anxiety, mostly. Digital Addiction is included to raise awareness of the relatively new and increasingly problematic constellation of electronic addictions ranging from out-of-control texting via cellular telephone to Facebook addiction to video game addiction and beyond.

To your health!
William Jiang, MLS

 

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be used as a replacement for a medical doctor’s advice. All information has been acquired from reputable sources, and I will personally assume no liability from any use or misuse of this information.

I was the Chief Librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Patient and Family Library, affiliated with Columbia University, for seven years. This book focuses on the knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Health treatments for select mental issues that I gleaned over seven years of following the mental health literature during that time. The thrust of the book is mental health, nutrition, and complementary therapies.

I’d like to start you off with four of the resources I used most frequently for general patient reference queries:

  • For an educational overview of mental disabilities of all types, I used the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) publications. I went to Google and typed NIMH and then chose “publications’. NIMH has really great overviews and authoritatively-written pamphlets on everything from ADHD to schizophrenia. Many pamphlets can be sent via post for free. This is a great resource for mental health programs in need of good information for their clients. NIMH is located here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
  • For patient information in English and Spanish about medical disorders or for patient drug information, I used  http://medlineplus.gov
  • For detailed drug information, I used the electronic equivalent of the traditional medical reference book, The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR). The information in this large tome is now brought back free of charge for users in this Internet age as DAILYMED found at http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm
  • For the same powerful and authoritative information doctors use when researching a topic, I used MEDLINE which is  a great database run by the National Library of Medicine. MEDLINE is  available to anybody who has an internet connection  to use for free at http://pubmed.gov Many of the articles are provided full text at no cost.
  • See my author blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net for the things I’m currently writing about.

Most of the rest of this book is based on annotated abstracts from MEDLINE, the thought being that the experts should be read  in their own words. There are a few original articles included that speak to various health topics. I invite you to research everything I have included here for yourself on MEDLINE at http://pubmed.gov. MEDLINE is a deep and wonderful resource.

 

Table of Contents

  • Mental Health in General: Grandma was Right

 About Digital Addiction

  • Video Games and Depression: A Dangerous Mix
  • Video Game Addiction
  •  Internet Addiction Can Physically Harm the Brain
  • Facebook Addiction Correlates to Time Spent on Facebook, Severe Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia and Other Problems
  • Misuse of Light and Depression
  • Internet Pornography Addiction
  • Smartphone Addiction
  • Texting Addiction
  • To Combat Digital Addiction: One Possible Strategy

About Depression

  • Omega-3s and Depression, Prevention
  • Vitamin D and Depression
  • Antioxidants and Depression
  • Saint John’s Wort and Depression
  • SAM-e for depression Reviewed along with Omega-3s and St. John’s Wort
  • Meditation and Yoga for Workplace Depression and Anxiety
  • Yoga Breathing for Depression
  • Prayer and Depression
  • Prayer and a Stronger Brain
  • Sleep and Depression
  • Chronotherapeutics and Depression
  • Exercise and General Mental Health
  • Running as an Antidepressant
  • The Air We Breathe and Depression
  • Significant Others and Depression
  • Laughter and Depression
  • Pets and Depression
  • Antacids and Depression
  • Nuts and Berries and Depression
  • NAMI & MDSG

About Bipolar Disorder

  • Bipolar and Magnesium
  • Bipolar and Omega-3s
  • Bipolar and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Chronotherapeutics and Bipolar
  • Meditation for Bipolar Anxiety
  • Sleep Hygiene and Bipolar Disorder

 About Anxiety

  • Omega-3s and Anxiety
  • Exercise, Meditation, and Yoga for Anxiety
  • Earthing and Anxiety
  • Aromatherapy and Anxiety
  • Exercise for the Treatment of Anxiety
  • Music and Anxiety
  • Laughter and Anxiety

About Schizophrenia

  • Omega-3s and Schizophrenia
  • Marijuana and Schizophrenia
  • Magnesium and Myelination
  • Glutathione and Psychiatric Medications
  • Exercise and Schizophrenia
  • Eating Right and Schizophrenia: Nuts
  • The Mediterranean diet  and Keeping a Healthy Weight
  • The Asian Diet and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Brain Training and Schizophrenia
  • Theanine and Schizophrenia
  • Meditation and Schizophrenia
  • Metformin and Weight Gain
  • The Role of Milk Thistle in Helping Fatty Liver in People who take Antipsychotic Medications
  • Inflammation and Schizophrenia
  • Pets and Schizophrenia
  • Socialization and Avoiding Isolation
  • Work and Education


Final Thoughts

  • Google Use and Mental Health

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La guía del Bibliotecario Médico: Ansiedad, Depresión, Bipolar, y Esquizofrenia: Nutrición y Terapias Complementarias no 145 sobre amazon mexico

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La guía del Bibliotecario Médico: Ansiedad, Depresión, Bipolar, y Esquizofrenia: Nutrición y Terapias Complementarias

[Edición Kindle]
William Jiang (Autor), Jorge Alvarado

 Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: n°145 Pagados en Tienda Kindle (Ver el Top Ansiedad, Depresión, Bipolar, y Esquizofrenia: Nutrición y Terapias Complementarias100 Pagados en Tienda Kindle)

  • n°1 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > Religión y Espiritualidad > New Age > Referencia
  • n°1 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > Salud, Fitness y Dieta > Salud Mental
  • °8 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > Religión y Espiritualidad
  • n°16 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > Religión y Espiritualidad
  • n°145  en toda la tienda Kindle Amazon Mexico

Tabla de contenidos

Para Todos

  • Nota acerca del presente mini-libro
  • Salud mental general: nuestras abuelas tenían razón

Sobre Ansiedad

  • Los ácidos grasos omega-3 y la ansiedad
  • La meditación y el yoga en el tratamiento de la ansiedad y depresión laborales
  • Las técnicas de respiración del yoga para tratar la ansiedad
  • El ejercicio, la meditación y el yoga para tratar la ansiedad
  • La aromaterapia y la ansiedad
  • El ejercicio en el tratamiento de la depresión y la ansiedad
  • La música y la ansiedad
  • La risa y la ansiedad
  • Las mascotas y la ansiedad
  • Los videojuegos y la ansiedad: una mezcla peligrosa
  • La Alianza Nacional de Enfermedades Mentales (NAMI) y el Grupo de Apoyo para Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo de la Ciudad de Nueva York (MDSG)

 

Sobre Depresión

  • Los ácidos grasos omega-3 y la depresión
  • La vitamina D y la depresión
  • La hierba de San Juan y la depresión
  • La SAM-e para tratar la depresión, evaluada junto con el omega-3 y a la hierba de San Juan
  • La meditación y el yoga para la depresión y ansiedad laborales
  • Las técnicas de respiración del yoga para tratar la depresión
  • La oración y la depresión
  • El sueño y la depresión
  • La cronoterapia y la depresión
  • El ejercicio y la salud mental general
  • El efecto antidepresivo de correr
  • La aromaterapia y la depresión
  • La música y la depresión
  • La depresión y la pareja
  • La risa y la depresión
  • Las mascotas y la depresión
  • Los videojuegos y la depresión: una mezcla peligrosa
  • La Alianza Nacional de Enfermedades Mentales (NAMI) y el Grupo de Apoyo para Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo de la Ciudad de Nueva York (MDSG)

 

Sobre Trastorno Bipolar

Tabla de contenidos

  • El magnesio y el trastorno bipolar
  • Los ácidos grasos omega-3 y el trastorno bipolar
  • La medicina complementaria y alternativa (CAM) y el trastorno bipolar
  • La cronoterapia y el trastorno bipolar
  • La meditación para tratar la ansiedad propia del trastorno bipolar
  • La higiene del sueño y el trastorno bipolar
  • Mini-libro sobre la depresión, la nutrición y las terapias complementarias
  • La Alianza Nacional de Enfermedades Mentales (NAMI) y el Grupo de Apoyo para Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo de la Ciudad de Nueva York (MDSG)

 

Sobre Esquizofrenia

  • Los ácidos grasos omega-3 y la esquizofrenia
  • La marihuana y la esquizofrenia
  • El magnesio y el cerebro
  • El ejercicio y la esquizofrenia
  • La alimentación y la esquizofrenia
  • La dieta mediterránea y el peso saludable
  • El ejercicio cerebral y la esquizofrenia
  • La teanina y la esquizofrenia
  • La meditación y la esquizofrenia
  • La metformina y el aumento de peso a causa de los medicamentos antipsicóticos
  • El cardo mariano para tratar el hígado graso en pacientes de medicamentos antipsicóticos
  • La socialización para evitar la soledad
  • El trabajo y la educación

 

 

Elyn Saks Recommends Schizophrenia Biography

In “A Schizophrenic Will,” William Jiang tells a riveting and compelling story about his struggles print_schiz_willwith 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

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About Mr. Jiang: Schizophrenic. Psychotic. Insane. Too many people associate these words with murderer, useless, hopeless, and bum. Meet Will. At 19 he had his first psychotic break with reality. Afterwards, he had to re-learn his place in the world. He went from being a vibrant and gifted university senior, to being a mental patient on a locked ward for whom life was laborious and chaotic. In the beginning, he had to learn to cope with reality again minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, then year by year. Much later, after years of being a medical librarian, he was able to unlock some of his own brain’s healing potential using natural nutritional techniques. Now, at 41, his list of life accomplishments is impressive. Author of 13 popular Kindle books. Former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief. Designer. Speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

His critically-acclaimed autobiography is “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope“. Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

William Jiang BA MLS Mental Health Author and Advocate
Facebook Group: Living Well With Schizophrenia
Author Blog: http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/williamjiang

 

APA President Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman Recommends Schizophrenia Autobiography

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

“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 journDr. Jeffrey Lieberman Recommends Schizophrenia Autobiographyey 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

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About Mr. Jiang: Schizophrenic. Psychotic. Insane. Too many people associate these words with murderer, useless, hopeless, and bum. Meet Will. At 19 he had his first psychotic break with reality. Afterwards, he had to re-learn his place in the world. He went from being a vibrant and gifted university senior, to being a mental patient on a locked ward for whom life was laborious and chaotic. In the beginning, he had to learn to cope with reality again minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, then year by year. Much later, after years of being a medical librarian, he was able to unlock some of his own brain’s healing potential using natural nutritional techniques. Now, at 41, his list of life accomplishments is impressive. Author of 13 popular Kindle books. Former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief. Designer. Speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

His critically-acclaimed autobiography is “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope“. Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

William Jiang BA MLS Mental Health Author and Advocate
Facebook Group: Living Well With Schizophrenia
Author Blog: http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/williamjiang