Dealing with schizophrenia

Collins — a daughter, a sister and a social worker — wants you to know a few things about mental illness:

— You can get better.
— You can be successful.
— You can make up for the years you lost.

Collins, 47, lost about 20 of them.

As a senior in high school, she went from being an honor student to flunking out. She had trouble concentrating and organizing her thoughts.

[MORE: Lake Sun Leader – Dealing with schizophrenia]

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