Of course, there are.
Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health disorder that can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Whatever you are, you are likely to get the condition gradually or suddenly. Because it affects people from all walks of life, including some famous people.
Here are some of the celebrities with schizophrenia.
- Lionel Aldridge (1941-1998): an All-Skyline tackle and co-captain of the Utah State Aggies
- Syd Barrett (1946 – 2006): an English artist, songwriter, guitarist and artist, most notably the founder of the rock band Pink Floyd
- Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948): an American novelist, dancer and socialite, the wife of the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Peter Green (1946): a British blues-rock guitarist and the founder of the American band Fleetwood Mac.
- Darrell Hammond (1955): an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist.
- Tom Harrell (1946): an American composer and arranger and a jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist.
- Jack Kerouac (1922-1969): a famous American novelist and poet, writing the famous classic “On the Road.”
- Veronica Lake (1922-1973): a famous film noir actress
- Mary Todd Lincoln (1818 – 1882): the wife of America’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln and was the first lady of the United States
- Rufus May (1968 –): a British clinical psychologist.
- John Nash (1928 –): an American mathematician and a Nobel Prize winner
- Ingo Schwichtenberg (1965-1995): a German-born drummer and one of the founding members of German power metal band Helloween
- Skip Spence (1946 – 1999): a Canadian-born American musician and singer-songwriter
- Gene Tierney (1920 – 1991): an American film and stage actress
- Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890): world renowned artist
- Wesley Willis (1963 – 2003): a singer and songwriter as well as a visual artist
- Brian Wilson (1942 –): an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the co-founder of the Beach Boys
Some of these famous people have come out to talk about their own experiences. Their stories serve as inspiration, and their actions help to fight stigma about the disorder.
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