PDF Flyer for Book: MINORITY OF MIND by Ben B. Bostdorf
I’m a writer and graduate of Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts who is under treatment at Mclean hospital in Massachusetts. My first hospitalization at Mclean occurred the day after my graduation, when I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. That was ten years ago and I have struggled with my mental illness ever since, but made much progress under the care of numerous doctors.
I took a course in life that is difficult to talk about. I have been faced with a reality that I have a lifelong illness and this has affected my feelings of purpose and self worth. It has also devastated my family. In the course of the last year I wrote a book detailing my struggle with schizophrenia in early adulthood, and the hope of being part of society and contributing to it.
I wrote “Minority of Mind” for families and to challenge how society defines mental illness.
It is my hope that I can get my story to those who could be helped by it. In saying this, I do not necessarily think of mentally ill people. I think relatives of people with mental illness would especially benefit from learning the thought process and emotions behind some of the symptoms heard day to day.
Here is a sample audio interview and attachment about the book: http://www.virginvoices.vi/Minority%20of%20Mind
Ben B Bostdorf