From their different perspectives, people whose lives have been profoundly affected by schizophrenia tell of their experiences.
A mother who cares for her son reveals how sharing and trust can bring unexpected closeness. Her son describes his journey from utter desolation to relative health and independence. His motto: if you’re going through hell keep going, and things will get better. Another man’s paranoia drove him literally to the edge of the cliff. But he dragged himself back and is now in recovery.
A doctor talks about how connecting with a person is at the heart of the collaborative struggle towards healing. For the psychiatric nurse, the key is never stop hoping, and never stop sharing that hope. For the psychiatrist who works on the streets, it is also in providing unconditional understanding and support.