Imagine being homeless, or having a son or daughter who went missing and has not been heard from in years.
Imagine also fighting a healthcare system that is so fragmented that you can't get what you need to recover from a serious medical illness.
More than 2 million Americans and their families face these conditions every day because of an illness called schizophrenia. It's an illness that is twice as common as HIV/AIDS.
It does not discriminate. It strikes people of all races and both genders, and cuts across all social and economic classes.
To better understand the impact of schizophrenia, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a survey on attitudes and awareness among the general adult public, as well as among caregivers and individuals living with the illness... more