SchizophreniaAlternative Treatment

"ECT Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory"

A nuanced perspective of a misunderstood treatment for depression and other mood disorders

Electro-Shock Machine
    ECT saved my life. I essentially traded my reading, writing, and memory for a second chance to live. And I would choose the same again and again.
    Rachel Star Withers

    Rachel Star Withers


    Rachel Star Withers is an entertainer, speaker, video producer, and schizophrenic. She has appeared on TV shows including: MTV’s “Ridiculousness,” “TruTV,” “America’s Got Talent” and is the host of "Insanity with Rachel Star") on Amazon Prime. She grew up seeing monsters, hearing people in the walls, and intense urges to hurt herself. Rachel creates videos documenting her schizophrenia, ways to manage ,and let others like her know they are not alone and can still live an amazing life. She has written Lil Broken Star: Understanding Schizophrenia for Kids and a tool for schizophrenics, To See in the Dark: Hallucination and Delusion Journal.