Therefore, the audience is able to understand

Therefore, the audience is able to understand what it’s like to have the mental illness schizophrenia. At first, she explains a story when she was involuntarily admitted to a hospital because she was undergoing psychosis from her schizophrenia. She vividly describes how she was thrown on to the bed and strapped into a chair. Not being able to move she made sounds she has never made before. She can account for the exact feelings she was feeling during this scene. Although she has schizophrenia, she was able to go to Harvard Law School. She did not have to spend the rest of her life in a hospital or psychiatric ward because of her mental illness. The most important part of her talk was when she tied her story and mental illness in general to her conclusion. Stating mental illness doesn’t make someone the mental illness. It is a real person being affected by the mental illness. Some people aren’t able to get help so they are left to be consumed by their illness. In addition, she asks for movies and T.V. shows to exemplify people with mental illness in a positive light so society has a better perception of people with mental disorders. It doesn’t have to be negative and it can be a positive experience for the person with the mental disorder, and for someone trying to understand them.Abnormal psychology is a section of psychology which analyses people who are abnormal from normal civilization. A person’s behavior and personality traits are studied to find what is normal. Therefore, with this information abnormality of behavior can be found. With mental disorders, this branch of abnormal psychology helps to study abnormal behaviors in people with mental illnesses. In the video, a Tale of Mental Illness from The Inside, the speaker talks about having the mental illness schizophrenia and her abnormal behaviors. This video directly relates to this field of psychology due to the abnormal and atypical behavior from the mental disorder schizophrenia. She gives an inside look at having schizophrenia and the feelings and thought process of her during her psychotic episodes. The inside look gives a rare perception of the abnormal behavior of someone with a mental disorder that affects 1% of the population. In a nutshell, this story directly relates to the course of abnormal psychology.Inside accounts from someone with a mental condition can give psychologists and therapists valuable information for helping people with certain types of mental disorders. The speaker has rich information because she keeps accounts of her feelings and experiences with schizophrenia in a book. In this book, she writes down a variety of experiences she endures. Each with its own unique experience. A psychologist or therapist can use this information to help someone or many people who are experiencing the same mental illness. This information can go a long way in the field of psychology helping many people who suffer from the mental illness of schizophrenia. In conclusion, the inside accounts of someone with schizophrenia can give psychologists and therapists knowledge of how someone is feeling and brainstorm many ways to help someone to stop having a psychotic episode. This information is vital and can be used to save lives. She also explains keeping her busy with complex problems or situations helps her from having schizophrenia episodes. This can be used to help other people too with schizophrenia. My personal experience from this video is becoming very informed on the inside perception of someone with schizophrenia. This is a rare account because people with this mental disorder may not be able to account for this or be shy to tell people about this. At least that’s what I thought before watching Eleonore’s video and now Ellyn’s video. Therefore, I respect this information and see the value it has for the field of psychology. Most of the videos I’ve watched on schizophrenia talk about it from the outside. Normally, from a doctor or psychologist talking about the patient and the mental illness. Conventionally, it is someone who just studies the disorder and doesn’t have the mental disorder. Subsequently, this video (like Eleonore’s) was fascinating for me and changed my perception of someone with schizophrenia. In her conclusion on the video she asks video producers to take mental disorders into consideration when displaying someone with a disorder. She wants to shine a positive light on mental disorders so people can respect and accept people who have the disorder. The disorder doesn’t define the person. Just a normal person who has a mental disorder. All in all, I enjoyed the video and it is very informative.          Citations: –    Comer Ronald J. Fundamentals of Psychology. Eight Edition. Macmillian Learning, 2016.