Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Best books for parents to read?


Hey everyone - I just read “A road back from schizophrenia” by Arnhild Lauveng, which I thought was excellent. Which books did you find more helpful than others?




I’m not sick and I don’t need help is a good book that explains why that think what they do in terms of thier illness. I’ll take a look and report back. I’m always reading.


Thanks for the recommendation. Here are the links for people, to make it easier to find them:



The best book I have read is Surviving Schizophrenia by E. Fuller Torrey MD. If is factual, so packed with information and a hands on resource you will use over and over again. Hope you will read through the scientific part in the beginning, the explanations is worth the time spent.


I recommend this book:

and yes, the Fuller Torrey book is also good:


“I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” by Xavier Amador, PhD. was very helpful. Very concrete steps and ideas about how to communicate


Got it and it helped.


I just read “The Quiet Room”; sort of like the book “Road back from SZ” but a bit better to understand how she tackled voices +++