The Solist, about a Homeless Man with Schizophrenia

The Soloist, a movie a bout a homeless man with Schizophrenia

The Soloist is the true story of Los Angeles journalist, Steve Lopez, who befriends a man named Nathaniel Ayers. Ayers happens to be a homeless Julliard trained musician who has Schizophrenia. It is a most special story about loss, friendship, understanding and redemption.

Much stigma surrounds Schizophrenia despite research that shows it holds a neurobiological origin for the disorder. Many still believe that those who have mental illness are unmotivated, lazy or are of weak character – and that their homelessness is by choice, not from circumstance.

From Dr Deb, she also offers some suggestions should you encounter a person living on the streets.