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My crazy brother 

Twin brothers Robert and Richard Encinas were normal, popular high school students in Southern California until the summer after their sophomore year. One minute theyre playing football, and the next minute theyre in a psychiatric hospital, says brother Tony Pelais, who after that summer returned to the high school and questions like, What happened to your brothers? I hear they freaked out. Ricky Encinas says, My wife and I actually had no idea what mental illness was. We hadnt even heard about schizophrenia. After years of turmoil, [the twins] finally learned to take medication continuously, and everything kind of leveled off. Robert now has his own apartment and Richard has a job, is married and has a child. Photo from Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family.

Image credit: Courtesy Gigi Kaeser

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