An interview with law professor, author and Macarthur fellow, Elyn Saks, about her experience of living with Schizophrenia. Elyn describes the experience of psychosis as like living in a nightmare from which you cannot wake up. She describes her 20 year long struggle to deny that she had schizophrenia, and especially that she did not need medication, despite months long hospitalizations, and daily experiences of psychosis. She was given a grave prognosis and told that she might never live independently. With the help of psychoanalysis and medication, Ellyn returned to law school and is now an expert on mental health law and the author of four books. Elyn speaks powerfully about stigma and mental illness, the use of restraints in psychiatric hospitals and her research into the lives of high-functioning people with schizophrenia.