Author: Eugene T. Gendlin
What is the nature of that “illness”? First of all, “schizophrenia” is the catch-all category in hospitals, a label attached to anyone who is not clearly manic-depressive, alcoholic, epileptic or something else one can define. This
means it includes about half the hospital’s population and consists of just anyone. Some of these people are no different from anyone else, except that things recently happened to them which made life impossible and pushed
them out of the world, so to speak. If someone can help them back into the world, they are not fundamentally different from other people.