by Aura Cochran
I think some people connotate the word “schizophrenia” to violence. Only a small percentage of people with schizophrenia are violent. Most schizophrenics even prefer to be left alone. There’s even many celebrities with schizophrenia, including Peter Green, (former Fleetwood Mac guitarist) Zelda Fitzgerald, (Married to F. Scott Fitzgerald) and Edward Einstein. (Albert Einstein’s son) With the right treatments available, your schizophrenia symptoms could be cured, or nearly so. Bethany Yeiser plays her violin, and volunteers. Many schizophrenics do these things. They aren’t letting this obstacle block their path to doing what they dream to do. Most people turn their back on others when they hear “schizophrenia”. But I think hope is all you need to overcome.