IamA Michael Schofield, father of Jani Schofield, diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia at age 6 and author of January First. AMA!
I am Michael Schofield, father of Jani Schofield, now almost 11 but diagnosed with child onset schizophrenia at age six by UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. I'm also the author of January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save her (not sure I like the subtitle). I also run a non-profit in Jani's name, the Jani Foundation, which provides socialization and life skills to mentally ill kids in the Santa Clarita, CA area. I've seen a lot of things said about me and my family on the internet over the years since our story first became public in 2009 and I am here to set the record straight. Ask me anything!
UPDATE: Thank you for the questions, everybody! I have to go now but I will check in every so often over the next few days to try and answer any remaining questions.