Written by Benedict Carey of the New York Times, Lives Restored is a fascinating read. It’s a series of profiles about people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness and have chosen to speak out about their struggles. We recommend taking some time to read the articles and watch the videos to better understand mental illness and how people can recover successfully.

Part One: Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

Part Two: Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices

Part Three: A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills

Part Four: Man Uses His Schizophrenia to Gather Clues for Daily Living