The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room

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  • Voices: "You must die"
  • Lori Schiller was raised in a normal, upper middle class Jewish family. She grew up with her parents Marvin and Nancy Schiller, along with her two brothers Mark and Steven Schiller.
  • Lori was spending her last summer at camp, and all of a sudden she began to hear voices in her head. The voices commanded her to do horrible things and constantly attacked her verbally.
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  • Lori wanted to appear normal to others, so she pretended to be fine and was able to manage the Voices from affecting her life throughout high school, but the Voices worsened in college and they started to affect her daily life after she graduated college.
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  • In 1982, when she was 23, she gave in to the Voices and attempted to commit suicide. After the suicide attempt, her parents convinced her to admit herself into a mental hospital
  • For the next 7 to 8 years, Lori's symptoms worsened and she repeatedly attempted suicide. She was diagnosed with Schizo-Affective disorder. Lori was in and out of hospitals and treatment programs. She went through shock therapy and was treated with different types of anti-psychotic drugs.
  • Lori entered a program at New York Hospital, she suggested to her therapist that she try a new drug, Clozapine. This new drug helped Lori gradually cope with her illness. Now, Lori Schiller works at a half-way house and continues to share her stunning life story with the public.
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