Dr. Rita Goh's book is a moving account of her personal triumph over a baffling mental disorder. Her fortitude in overcoming the odds against her is indeed admirable. Her courage in continuing to live a full life before, during and after the illness, is inspiring. She did not bow down to fate, she crafted her own destiny. Thank you Dr. Rita Goh for enriching my life with your story.

Meryl MacShane, Homemaker


Back  from the Brink of Insanity is a gripping testimony to the intense determination and dedication, which enabled her to survive and ultimately triumph over almost unbelievable circumstances. Her book is a very powerful and moving example of the grace of God, and the power of the human spirit. I found myself swept into a maelstrom of emotion as Rita details her experience, from indescribable terror and pain, to the elation and satisfaction of each small step in recovery. I would recommend it to anyone facing difficult circumstances. Back from the Brink of Insanity takes the reader for an emotional ride, but leaves you convinced that with hard work, strength of will and the power of God, anything is possible.

Kathryn Tan, Homemaker 


If you ever wondered if 'miracles' are real, all you need to do is to listento the amazing and very real story of what Rita has come through. Rita's story will renew your faith and fill you with the same joythat helped her overcome life's headaches and heartaches.

Colin Koh, Immediate Past President (2001~2005), Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA)


As I read your book, I marveled at your courage and persistence. You are truly an inspiration for anyone who faces seemingly insurmountable odds. I really think the Lord had a hand in your recovery. The extent of your improvement goes way beyond what a person could accomplish through sheer tenacity. It is truly miraculous ! Joyce Tay, Freelance Teacher 

One of the best  ways to de-stigmatize mental illness is to talk about it openly. Dr. Rita Goh, through her novel, Back from the Brink of Insanity, has been brave enough to come forward and do just that. In so doing, she is going to change mindsets and get more people suffering from schizophrenia, depression and other forms of psychotic illness to relate their own stories. I was moved to tears when I read her book and would highly recommend it to anyone so that they have a better understanding of mental illness.

Doris Lau Siew Lang, Housewife and aspiring writer

This book depicts Rita's struggles with and triump over one of the least understood and most feared and shunned illness in the world - Schizophrenia. it gives such a clear and vivid account of Schizophrenia which no other person who had never gone through the illness could give.

As I read the book, I felt myself transported into the inner world of someone struggling with fear, confusion, turmoil and anguish which this dreaded illness is capable of inflicting. My heart goes out not only to Rita, but also to her loved ones who struggled equally hard to make sense of this illness. The pain of witnessing someone they love being tortured by the illness is unbearable. If you really want to understand what schizophrenia entails and how you could help someone with the illness, this is the book to read. If you want to find hope, Rita’s example has shown that it is possible to recover from schizophrenia. HOPE is vital for those who are struggling with the illness, as well as others who are struggling to help those who are suffering from the illness.

Rachel Goh, Social worker, Singapore Association for Mental Health

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Back from the Brink of  Insanity is the true story of Dr. Rita Goh and her triumph over mental illness.  It traces the author's early childhood days, her family upbringing, her passion for singing inspired by Taiwanese singer, Teresa Teng, right up to her struggles with schizophrenia and depression. A moving story of love, perseverence and faith, the book reveals how vital these vitues are in combating mental illness. Rita's testimony will undoubtedly inspire people struggling in life to find that "rainbow after the storm".