The Greatest MTV "True Life" Characters of All Time

8. Josh from "I Have Schizophrenia"

Air date: May 22, 2008
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Unlike the other subjects of this episode, Josh embraces his schizophrenia. In fact, he enjoys talking to animals and the voices in his head. Reluctant to take pills that could control his impulses, Josh smokes a lot of pot, which only increase the volume of voices he hears.

Despite pleas from his mom to get help, Josh still refuses. Ultimately, his mom kicks him out of the house, only for him to return again. She takes him back in fear of him ending up homeless on the street. Weeks later, an aid organization that supports people with mental illness helps Josh move into his own apartment. If Josh is still out here expressing all this positivity, might we suggest he work with Lil B?

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