Hi! I’m Mindy.
After being completely open and honest about schizophrenia in Becoming Whole, I focused on my singleness and everything that came before it, and with it.
Do you feel lonely while having someone? I’ve been there!
It’s a journey about learning to live life as a single woman. My choices and decisions facing challenges life threw at me.
This isn’t a romantic comedy.
Just real and messy, again!
I’m With Me, A Memoir
(Released: October 5th, 2021)
I broke up with my college boyfriend at age 27. I struggled with setting up my own place. I’d never thought about what kind of home I wanted for myself.
My uneasiness and discomfort continued.
Start to date at the age of forty-one was awkward. Too old to have babies. Too set in my ways to stop reading Twilight and pretend I watched the New England Patriots.
Someone stood me up.
I’m with Me
by Mindy Tsai
Becoming Whole, A Memoir
(Released: May 30, 2019)
At age thirty, right around my birthday, something significant happened, and I didn’t really understand what it was.
I became a schizophrenic.
On a sunny day, as I was getting ready to go to work, I heard my first voice clearly.
Later on, I affectionately called him Joe.
To me, it was having a conversation with a real person. Exactly that. No different.
He even made me smile.
Featured Articles & Interviews
- Mindy: Becoming Whole, Deconstructing Stigma, McLean Hospital
- What Life’s Really Like With Schizophrenia: A #NoFilter Memoir by Michael Dolan, Everyday Health
- Merging the Two Worlds with Schizophrenia by Randi Fine, A Fine Time for Healing Podcast
- Live a Normal Life with Vulnerability and Authenticity by Gina R. Farrar, Feminine Roadmap Podcast
- Thriving with Schizophrenia by Suchita Bhhatia, The SOS Show
- Conquering the Stigma of Mental Illness One Story at a Time by Dr. Carole’s Couch, Voice America
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
- My Diagnosis Journey
- I’m Learning How to Manage Symptoms and Prevent Flares
- How I Finally Got a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship
- What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizonprehina
- How Schizophrenia Affected and Enhanced Work
- How My Friendships Helped Me Survive Schizophrenia
- First Dates and Schizophrenia
- How I Learned to Accept the Side Effect of My Medication
- The Biggest Surprise After Being Diagnosed With Schizophrenia
What my awesome readers are saying
about Becoming Whole...
Clear voiced account of a journey towards mental health
A straight forward account of one woman’s journey towards mental health. A fast paced read, with fascinating insights of what it is like to try to question and fight for one’s own sanity through logic and reason, until logic and reason can no longer be trusted. After reading this, a reader is left with admiration for the writer and anybody who has been through a battle like this. If you want to understand what someone with mental health issues struggles with, this book will give you some insight.
A brave story about a brave woman
Becoming Whole is an unvarnished, personal narrative of life with Schizophrenia. Mindy takes the reader through her most personal thoughts as she struggles to untangle her own thoughts. We are right beside her as tries to make logic out of the illogical, and celebrate with her as she wrestles back control of her life from a disease that upends everything. This isn’t your typical Disney story of unfair hardship that ends in fairytale triumph. Rather is the a journal of a real life with real fears, struggles, hopes and acceptance. I could not put it down!
Courageous, Heart Felt and Impactful
I absolutely loved this book! This book is raw, honest, and beautifully written and really gave a very accessible look into the mental illness of Schizophrenia which so little is known. Through her journey you gain insight into how a person suffers from this mental illness and how it impacts their mind, thoughts and emotions. I think everyone should read this beautifully written memoir as we all know of someone suffering from mental illness and more awareness, support, and dialogue needs to happen so that more people can understand how to support one another. Your heart will be touched and you will want to pass this along to someone you love.