yuuo: (This is my family)
[personal profile] yuuo
We are not alone. We are more common than AIDS/HIV. We are more common than multiple sclerosis.

Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd
Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's wife

These are but three people in the long and rich history of humankind who have suffered from schizophrenia. Best known might be John Nash, famous mathematician whose story was told in A Beautiful Mind.

But not all of our experiences are like what is shown with John. Some of us are a bit more sedate. Some of us are violent, though very few. Some of us hear voices, but see no source for them. Still others see, but not hear. Both are terrifying.

We are not alone. We can be obscure, but we can also be very famous. Don't push us into the shadows.

Date: 2017-06-18 05:40 pm (UTC)
beccastareyes: Image of Sam from LotR. Text: loyal (Default)
From: [personal profile] beccastareyes
Here's Wikipedia's full list. Lots of creative types. Here's a few that stand out for me.

Some more mathematicians and scientists: Vashishtha Narayan Singh (a mathematician), Katherine Routledge (who started the first survey of the culture of Easter Island/Rapa Nui), Eugène Gabritschevsky (a biologist who worked on mutations of insects; his scientific output stopped with his diagnosis sadly).

It's been suggested that SF author Philip K Dick had schizophrenia. The man won a Hugo award, which is the top two of English-language SF awards.


yuuo: (Default)

September 2017

     1 2
10 11121314 1516
17 181920212223

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 09:16 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios