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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Recovery is Real: Patient-Turned-Mentor Shares Story of Hope and Offers Support to Others

Howard Trachtman can serve as a role model to us all. He lives to tell the tale of an incredible journey of recovery from schizoaffective disorder. Finding proper medication was key to regaining his life, and he has spent the last few years inspiring and helping others regain their lives as a peer...

One Young Man’s Rocky Road to Recovery

Overcoming the challenge of living with symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a mix seen more often in men From The Quarterly, Fall 2011 Stephen Maguire, a doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, began noticing a while back that sometimes on his...

I Share My Story As Others Begin their Journey…

This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children. My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April 18, 1965. It was an Easter Sunday. Everyone said “Todd is going to be special because he was born on Easter Sunday.” And special he was. He was...