Author/Artist of My Schizophrenic Life: The Road To Recovery From Mental Illness Speaking Engagement

Sandra Yuen MacKay will be speaking in Vancouver, BC as part of a presentation on courage, strength and community in the face of mental illness
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Jan. 4, 2016 - PRLog -- Sandra's book, My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery From Mental Illness was first published in 2010 and continues to sell to this day. Her book has been recommended by NAMI in the US, Health Central, Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Psych Central, and the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Reviewer Paulette Guitard said:

"I recommend this book to students, novice therapists, clients and care givers as it not only helps us understand....but also because it is inspirational and fosters some hope for recovery".

"Like Kay Redfield Jamison's more eloquent An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, this slight piece provides a surprisingly gripping narrative that will appeal to Jamison aficionados".--Lynne F. Maxwell, Villanova Univ. Sch. of Law Lib., PA -- Library Journal Advance on-line review, August 15, 2010

New York psychiatrist Julie Holland said "there are precious few people who have experiences psychosis and can convery it accurately, clearly and concisely."

In 2012, Sandra was awarded the Courage to Come Back Award in Mental Health by Coastal Health in Vancouver. In that same year, she was named one of the five Faces of Mental Illness in Canada by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Ilness and Mental Health.

In addition, Ms Mackay received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal which recognizes outstanding Canadians and honours them for their contributions to fellow citizens, to their communities and to the country.

Sandra is also an accomplished artist whose works are regularly on display in Vancouver.

On January 13 she will be joining two other speakers, Natasha Tracy and Ryan Tyne in Me Too Conversations at the Simon Fraser University Goldcorp Centre For the Arts. Details can be found at

My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery From Mental Illness ISBN 978-0981003795 is distributed by Ingram and is available in print from all major bookstores and in various e-book formats such as kindle, nook, kobo, etc.

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