is a chronic, disabling mental illnesscharacterized by a wide range of symptoms, including:
loss of contact with reality
It is strongly linked to an increased risk of suicideattempts and completed suicides.
Among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, an estimated 20% to 40% attempt suicide. From 5% to 13% actually complete the act of suicide. Compared to the general population, people with schizophrenia have a more...