When exactly do you tell someone that you have schizophrenia?
She's a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and was diagnosed with schizophrenia during graduate school.
"When I became ill, that part of my life fell by the wayside." Reclaiming a social life usually requires three steps for people with schizophrenia: Saks honed her social skills while pursuing a career in law and psychology. "It was the best thing that ever happened to me," she says.
"We took a walk in a park, and it was toward the end of summer -- a gorgeous, beautiful day. and he said he had had a 'schizophrenic break.'" For some couples, that might have been the end.
Frese went to the library and read up on schizophrenia.
He responded in as supportive a way as could be imagined." Strong, positive relationships are always beneficial, but perhaps even more so when you have a serious condition like schizophrenia.