Memoir of a schizophrenic


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By Karl Willett

ISBN: 978-1-78382-274-4
Published: 2016
Pages: 640
Key Themes: Mental Health,


This is the extraordinary story of Karl’s life so far, written for his family and for a wider audience. The book clearly demonstrates the struggles he has suffered and the impact that his illness of Paranoid Schizophrenia has had on every aspect of his life.
Karl discusses his thoughts and feelings regarding specific events, natural disasters, human atrocities and acts of terrorism. As well as day -to-day considerations on such things as love and marriage, family, faith, monetary issues and the national lottery. Sections of the book were written during period of psychotic episodes or emotional distress. For the most part language, punctuations and grammar are in their original form.

About the Author

Karl Lorenz Willett was born in the mid- 1950s in St Kitts, West Indies. One of five children, he was the second son and has two older and one younger sister. Karl and his other siblings, along with their Nanny emigrate to England to reunited with their parent a few months before Karl’s tenth birthday. The parent had sent for their oldest child first in 1965.

On the cusp of adulthood Karl’s mental illness first became apparent when he suffered periods of delusion and hallucinations. With the support of his family, and following a short stay in a psychiatric hospital and prescribed medication, Karl felt that he had recovered from his illness. In 1981 Karl married the love of his life and the couple have three grown up children. He has suffered further psychotic incidents, breakdowns, attempted suicide and throughout the subsequent years continued to have suicidal urges.


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