Picking up the pieces: the Columbine killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, with a sawn-off shotgun a month before their attack. Photograph: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department via Getty

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There are many support services to help people who suffer from this very painful condition

‘Without practical help to come to terms with the experience of psychosis and to re-engage with reality, a person will continue to retreat from the world around them, and adopt a lifestyle that others may view as odd or “crazy”.’ Photograph: Getty Images

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