Real Life Stories

At age 16, Dwayne was keeping to himself more and more, until one day he emerged from his room with duct tape around his arms and legs, explaining that it was a force field to protect him from the Martian rays streaming into his room at night.

Eighteen-year-old Jennie had been the pride and joy of her family. Intent on pursuing a career in medicine, she was well on her way with a straight A average. At first her parents were puzzled when she earned failing grades her first year in college, but when she came home obsessed with thoughts about being poisoned by the cafeteria staff, they knew something was wrong.

Both Dwayne and Jennie have schizophrenia.