Lishan Chan

Lishan Chan suffered from an episode of psychosis in 2008. She is now a mental health advocate with an ambition to stamp out stigma. Lishan has an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also an alumnus of Raffles Girls School.

Books by Lishan Chan


This is a personal and philosophical account of schizophrenia that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. The personal aspect of the book reveals the gritty reality of what it is like to have schizophrenia, and explores issues faced by those with mental illness, such as secrecy and recovery. The philosophical aspect of the book raises questions concerning the nature of mental illness, such as whether or not mental illness is ultimately physical or mental.

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