The Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks About Struggle To Care For Them : Shots

NPR | on Mon, Mar 20, 1:13 PM

Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images As the father of two sons with schizophrenia, author Ron Powers is familiar with the pain and frustration of dealing with a chronic, incurable disease of the brain. Powers' younger son, Kevin, was a talented musician whose struggles with schizophrenia began at age 17. Just before his 21st birthday, in 2005, Kevin took his own life. A few years later, Powers' older son, Dean, started experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia an...

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