The articles in this collection speak to patients and their families as much as to professionals. In each article, a patient or a patient’s parent gives a first-hand account of a mental experience. The patient’s internal experience gives a special perspective that only that person can offer—a perspective that may help everyone involved to improve the patient’s care. We thank Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for generously offering these articles to the public. We will keep adding articles to the collection as they are published.