Victoria Marie Alonso

Victoria Marie Alonso is married and the mother of three adult children. She developed schizophrenia as an adult. In her memoir, My Personal Recovery from Schizophrenia, she describes the onset of schizophrenia as receiving messages from God which she was unable to ignore.

What Is Schizophrenia – Condensed

Although currently classified as a mental illness, schizophrenia is now scientifically accepted as a neurobiological brain illness. Schizophrenia usually starts in adolescence or early twenties in males and in the late 20s and early 30s in some females. Symptoms vary greatly among different people.

Letter to New Patients

Dear new friend, My name is Bethany Yeiser, and I would like to tell you how I completely recovered from schizophrenia after four years of psychosis and homelessness. For a long time, my hallucinations and delusions were severe. I remember the doctors saying that I would never have a normal life, let alone return to college or work. But my initial doctors were wrong.