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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A Family Living With – And Recovering From – Schizophrenia

“All the hopes you have for your daughter’s future are dashed,” Mary Ann said. “She wants to go to college, have a family, but there’s no guarantee she will be able to achieve those goals.” Kristen was hospitalized in 1995 and doctors diagnosed her with schizophrenia. She has been hospitalized 11...

Follow-Up: 'Team Daniel' Runs for NARSAD

We met Daniel Laitman and his parents Ann and Rob in the September 2010 issue of eNews from NARSAD. Daniel is 19 and lives with schizophrenia. [Update: Support Team Daniel as they run in the 2012 Disney World Half Marathon on January 8-9: http://bbrfoundation.org/events/teamdaniel] He is studying...

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

From The Quarterly, Winter 2011 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...