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September 10th 2012:A Journey Through Madness and Back with Guest Benjamin Boone

Our guest today is Benjamin Boone who will talk about his experiences with schizophrenia and his strategies to make life more meaningful for people with mental illness. Boone will be discussing family dynamics after a diagnosis, as well as quality of care issues and how to make life more productive while living with mental illness. Benjamin Boone is the author of “Minority of Mind” which details a young man’s decent into darkness, and his daily struggles to perform as a person, rather than a manifestation of his illness. It addresses how society treats those with serious psychiatri

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Benjamin Boone

Benjamin Boone, now in his early 30s, was diagnosed with schizophrenia the day after he graduated with a degree in writing and literature from Emerson College in Boston. In the past decade Boone has written in genres from travel writing to historical fiction and science. At 17 he penned his first book, “Tracks”, about his experiences on European trains. The book was followed by “The West Indian Way”, which details adventures in the Caribbean. Since publishing “Minority of Mind” this year Boone has been speaking around the country about quality of care issues, family dynamics, and advocating for those with mental illness.
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