Earlier this year Jonny Benjamin set up a nationwide search to #findmike, the stranger who talked him out of taking his own life on Waterloo bridge.
People told him he ‘didn’t look like a schizophrenic’ - so what do people imagine?
Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices developed in 1954 by American author L. Hubbard initially developed a program of ideas called Dianetics, which was distributed through the Dianetics Foundation.
As the campaign grew bigger by the day, I accompanied Jonny on an endless trail of media interviews.
What I found most fascinating about this process was how so many of the journalists and presenters we met, were visibly shocked that this young, handsome, articulate and all-round lovely man in front of them, could possibly have schizophrenia.
Several told Jonny that he ‘didn’t look like a schizophrenic’.
One admitted that his mental image of someone with schizophrenia was ‘a man running about with an axe’.
However, one of the most surprising findings to emerge from the three studies was that the same array of genetic variations in SNPs was also linked with bipolar disorder, a discovery that is at odds with the orthodoxy in psychiatry stating that the two conditions are clinically distinct, the scientists said.