Nathaniel Ayers Case Study

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Nathaniel Ayers, a 54 year old schizophrenic man who lives on the street of Los Angeles, uses music to fill in the void of his life. Growing up, Nathaniel learned how to isolate himself from the violent environment he was exposed to; music was his way out. His time and dedication to music eventually paid off as he was able to get to Juilliard, one of the world’s best art schools. Unfortunately, he eventually dropped out after his second year as he had a mental breakdown and was later diagnosed with Schizophrenia. For a short time, Nathaniel went home to his sister, but later ran away after his illness affected their relationship; he thought his sister was going to poison him. Since then he moved from shelter to shelter and eventually end up
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