US mathematician John Nash, renowned for his work in game theory, has died with his wife in a car crash in New Jersey. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the Oscar-winning film, A Beautiful Mind. John Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.
In 1999 Sean Clifton stabbed 22-year-old Julie Bouvier after voices in his head told him to seek out the 'prettiest girl in the mall' and go and stab her. He stabbed her six times. Earlier that day he had been to the local psychiatric hospital asking for help as he could feel he was losing his grip on reality.
18 02 2013
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on.
- William S. Burroughs -
19 12 2012
The scholar, Elyn Saks, talks about her schizophrenia illness, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Tulisa - My Mum and me is a documentary film featuring the singer songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos, formerly a member of the group N-Dubz but now a solo artist and judge on the ITV entertainment programme X-Factor. The film is an account of Tulisa’s life as a young child and teenager growing up with her mother who has schizoaffective disorder.