Jani Featured on the LA Times
Jani’s at the mercy of her mind
By Shari Roan – Los Angeles Times Staff Writer – October 3, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
It’s been a rough week. A few days ago, at UCLA‘s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 6-year-old Jani toppled a food cart and was confined to her room. She slammed her head against the floor, opening a bloody cut that sent her into hysterics. Later, she kicked the hospital therapy dog read more…
Hushing the intruders in her brain
By Shari Roan – December 29, 2009
It was a little more than a year ago that January Schofield, at age 6, began to drift from reality. Suicidal, violent and plagued by hallucinations of rats and cats who conversed and played with her, she began the first of seven psychiatric hospitalizations read more…
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Jani Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show:
Oprah travels to California to meet Jani Schofield , a 7-year-old girl battling a rare case of childhood schizophrenia. Watch as Jani describes her hallucinations, imaginary animals and the world she calls Calalini.
Jani Featured on 20/20 Episode: Inside the World of Childhood Schizophrenia
Discovery Health “Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Next Chapter”
In the one-hour special, Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Next Chapter, we revisit the Schofield family as they raise Jani, their schizophrenic 9-year-old daughter. Here, Jani, Mari and Kelsey paint pots during an afternoon outing.
Oprah’s “Where are They Now?” (2012)
In 2009, Oprah visited Jani, a 7-year-old schizophrenic, who had more than 200 imaginary companions. Find out how she’s doing today.