Elyn Saks:
A tale of mental illness — from the inside

TEDGlobal 2012 · 14:52 · Filmed Jun 2012
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"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

Mental health law scholar
Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness. Full bio
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