The case of Jason Jepson is no different: "I was hearing voices in my head, and I thought I had special powers that allowed me to use my telepathy to talk back. Looking back, my illness really broke out after I experienced hazing. I was duct-taped. Sometimes people didn't believe that I was experiencing hazing, because I have schizophrenia, but I assure you I did. I was 23 years old, and I was later honorably discharged".
So you can understand how having schizophrenia made people believe he wasn't being hazed.
The hardest part for Jason is managing his symptoms and having the confidence to trust others once he tells them what he suffers from: "Everyone has issues. Schizophrenia, however, is a full-time job and a marriage at the same time. It dominates your time and can be very stressful. And dealing with the stigma is hard. I have to really know someone before I tell them I have schizophrenia. I think most people see those living with schizophrenia as dangerous (like, for instance, a serial killer) or deranged".