Lori Schiller lived a happy and normal childhood with her younger borthers, Mark and Steven, along with her loving parents Marvin and Nancy
"I can fly daddy, I can really fly"
Until one day when she was 17, she started feeling down at camp and suddenly heard voices that told her to harm herself. She was frightened and didn't know what was happening to her.
She decided to keep the voices a secret to herself, they rarely appeared. As a smart and bright student Lori attended Tufts University, her years there were a great experience for her, she met many people like her best friends, Lori Winters and Tara. Although she could hear the voices from time to time.
"I want to live"
"I'm glad the medication actually works"
By the end of college the voices were appearing more frequently. She started living with Lori Winters. During that time she went into a depression and the voices were worsening, she then tried to commit suicide with pills and was sent to Bellevue hospital and was convinced by the voices that she could fly.
She admitted herself in a psych clinic where she learned that she had schizophrenia. She spent time in and out of mental facilities receiving treatment for worsening illness. She got into drugs and the voices were rampant in her head and Lori started acting out and did not know how to control them or herself.
Lori went on various medications such as thorazine, lithium, etc. but none of them were working until she found out about the anti-psychotic clozapine from her psychiatrist Dr. Doller. Dr. Doller was worried about giving her the medication but it ended up quieting the voices and allowed her to be happy in life again.