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Rites of passage

Lindsey Cree

Like any mother, Lindsey expected her son to follow the normal 'rites of passage' - 18th and 21st birthdays, A levels, graduation, driving test and girlfriends. But Tom's behaviour was becoming increasingly bizarre and eventually Lindsey arranged for Tom to be sectioned. Diagnosed with schizophrenia and with no insight into his condition, Tom remains in hospital and Lindsey has become a fighter for causes in his name, determined never to give up on him.

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