Watch the video: TED Talks "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.
Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness. Full bio »
Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses.” (Elyn Saks)