Portrait of Bethany Yeiser

“Schizophrenia Survivors” are people who have overcome schizophrenia, and we are proud of it. Some of our Survivors have offered their contact information, and are available to answer your questions and offer you encouragement.

Bethany Yeiser, President, CURESZ Foundation

Portrait of BrandonBrandon Staglin

Brandon Staglin is director of marketing and communications for Staglin Family Vineyard, and serves on the Board of Directors of One Mind.


Portrait of WilliamWilliam Jiang

William suffered a severe paranoid psychotic break from reality at nineteen years of age. Fighting the odds, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and went on to complete his Master’s of Library Science degree from Queens College in 1999.

Portrait of SharonSharon Marshall

Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs (1999) and a master’s degree in City Planning (2002). Currently, she is employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network. She finds fulfillment in her work helping others.


Rebecca with her husbandRebecca Chamma

Rebecca Chamaa graduated with a liberal arts degree from Evergreen State College in 1989. Originally from Washington state, she attended an American high school in Cairo, Egypt, where she met her future husband.

Portrait of Ashley SmithAshley Smith

Ashley Smith, author, peer counselor, and mother lives a quality life with schizophrenia.



Victorias dogVictoria 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.

Susan WeinerSusan Weiner

Confused, delusional and psychotic, Susan dropped out of her graduate program. Delusional, she once believed she had embarked on a quest to save the United States from a terrible holocaust, perpetrated by an evil dictator. Today, recovered for many years, she lives an ordinary life.


If you would like more information about Schizophrenia Survivors, please contact Bethany Yeiser, at bethany.yeiser@curesz.org.

Every personal story of recovery from schizophrenia is unique, and a needed contribution.

Disclaimer: Schizophrenia Survivors are not representatives of the CURESZ Foundation.