Write a letter to Lori Schiller detailing what you learned from reading her book. How did your understanding of schizophrenia change because of her book?
Have students watch actual recordings of schizophrenic patients. Multiple videos can be found by typing "Recordings/Videos of actual schizophrenic patients" into any search engine. Have students watch one of the videos found and discuss the similarities and differences between Lori's behaviors and those of other schizophrenics.
Media's Representation of Schizophrenia
Have students watch one of the following films on schizophrenia. Discuss the way media colors the illness in a "Hollywood" light. What do they tend to overlook? What do they depict in a rose-colored light? Do you believe that the movies on schizophrenia show it as it is, or do they tend to soften it? Why do you believe that this happens?
• A Beautiful Mind
• Benny and...
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