Felix Longolius was born in 1980. He studied journalism in Hamburg, had a job in the IT-department of a publishing house and would be in a very different place today if he had not been diagnosed with schizophrenia 22 years ago. Very few admit to the illness from which around 51 million people suffer worldwide. Today we know that among other Chopin, Munch and the mathematician and Nobel laureate Nash suffered from the personality disorder. In February 2016 Felix Longolius made his illness public by talking to a large weekly newspaper.