Colorado Woman Describes The Experience of Having Six Brothers Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

Nearly 3.2 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia, believed to be caused by a combination of genetics, environment and brain chemistry, that can result in delusions, hallucinations, along with extremely disordered thinking and behavior.

“It’s like having somebody die over and over again,” says Lindsay, a corporate events planner living in Teluride, Colo.

“Because they’re not always ill. But when they are, it’s like a death over and over again . . . They (her six brothers) had dreams of having families of their own, of careers and of love, but all that was stolen from them.”

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