People who live with schizophrenia are people, just like you and me. They have hobbies, jobs, loved ones, friends, family, joys, sorrows, pleasure, and pain. Our research included meeting with and talking to people in our communities who deal with schizophrenia as part of their lives. To protect their privacy, we drew on real responses to compile characters that are representative of the true, lived experience of people in Ireland who live with schizophrenia. Click on any of the photos to read their stories.