Jake Lloyd, the actor behind Episode I’s Anakin Skywalker, was recently moved to a psychiatric facility after spending ten months in jail following a high-speed chase with police in South Carolina in June 2015. While the information has been out there for a while, the fact that Lloyd suffers from schizophrenia is once again in the news, perhaps in a higher profile way than it had before.
There are about a hundred things we could talk about with this. Psychiatric facilities versus jail, support for mental illness, lessening the stigma of mental illness.
Because let me tell you guys something. As someone who suffers from a mental illness herself? It sucks.