Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

$175M Awarded to Schizophrenia Research since 1987

Key Figures

3.5 million adults

3.5 million adults (1.1%) of the US Adult population live with schizophrenia*

21 million

More than 21 million people worldwide are affected by schizophrenia*

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Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Research Gives People Hope: Multiple family illnesses inspire a couple's life-long commitment to the mental health cause

No one knows better than the Garatt family how far research in mental illness has come – and how far it still has to go. Thirty-three years ago, when Sean Garatt was diagnosed with schizophrenia, his mother, Marcia, was told that she was the cause. The “bad mothering” theory eventually collapsed...

Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Inexpressible Gratitude

A mother beams as her son, lives with Asperger's syndrome and schizophrenia, courageously lives his dream to become an inventor John Atherton is a 53-year-old electronics whiz and inventor living in Portland, Oregon. At the time of this writing, he was busy preparing a prototype of one of his...

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014

An Agonizing Journey and a “Blessing”

A Family Works to Improve Crisis Intervention and Support Research Janet and Donald Boardman, Sr., remember with chilling clarity the last time their son Donald, Jr., had to be hospitalized against his will. “When the sheriffs came,” Janet says, “he was in our back yard, very ill, very angry, and...