• Touched with Fire – Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by Kay Redfield Jamison, New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1993.
  • NAMI PSA Video, Public Service Announcement

Vincent van Gogh

  • Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh. Bulfinch, 2000.

Edgar Allan Poe

  • Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius by Joseph Wood Krutch, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy by Jeffrey Meyers, New York: Cooper Square Press, 1992.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography, by Arthur Hobson Quinn, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 1941.
  • Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales and Poems, Introduced by Wilbur S. Scott
  • article on Edgar Allan Poe.

Emily Dickinson

  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickenson edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higgenson, published in 1980, 1891, 1896 and 1982.

Peter Tchaikovsky

  • Tchaikovsky by Jeroen Koolbergen. Smithmark Books 1996.
  • The Tchaikovsky Handbook: A guide to the man and his music, by Alexander Poznansky, & Brett, Langston, Indiana University Press, 2002.
    • Vol. 1. Thematic Catalogue of Works, Catalogue of Photographs, Autobiography.
    • Vol. 2. Catalogue of Letters, Genealogy, Bibliography.
  • Tchaikovsky’s Last Days, by Alexander Poznansky, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

John Nash

  • A Beautiful Mind – The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, by Sylvia Nasar. Touchstone, 2001.

Patty Duke

  • Call Me Anna – The Autobiography of Patty Duke, by Patty Duke and Kenneth Turan. Bantam 1988.
  • A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness, by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman, Bantam 1997.

Other Famous People with Mental Illness

During the show, we didn’t have time to read a long list of other famous people with mental illness. Here is the list:Poets

William Blake, Robert Burns, George Gordon, Lord Byron, Hart Crane, T.S. Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Victor Hugo, Samuel Johnson, John Keats, Robert Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Boris Pasternak, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Anne Sexton, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman


Irving Berlin, Hector Berlioz, Noel Coward, Edward Elgar, Stephen Foster, George Frideric Handel, Otto Klemperer, Gustav Mahler, Modest Mussorgsky, Cole Porter, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, Alexander Scriabin


Hans Christian Andersen, Honore de Balzac, Art Buchwald, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Isak Dinesen, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Johann Goethe, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, William James, Charles Lamb, Merman Melville, Eugene O’Neill, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Styron, Leo Tolstoy, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Emile Zola


Paul Gauguin, Hugo van der Goes, Michelangelo, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko


Tony Dow, Drew Carey, Margot Kidder, Vivien Leigh, Rod Steiger, Tracy Ullman


Winston Churchill, Kitty Dukakis (wife of), Thomas Eagleton, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt


Isaac Newton, Vaslov Nijinsky, Ted Turner, Mike Wallace