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Josh Lampert started having psychotic episodes in college. He's now 32, and he sat down with his father, Chuck, to remember what that struggle was like for both of them. StoryCorps hide caption

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Dan Miller grew up in a family of nine children in Wisconsin. They were poor, and his father supported them by working at a local paper factory. StoryCorps hide caption

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Rich Barham, left, and Nelson Peck are both veterans working for the Veterans Crisis Line. StoryCorps hide caption

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Thomas Weller, 65, says he's been called an angel more times than he can count. StoryCorps hide caption

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Connie Labetti, 52, was able to escape one of the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001, thanks to her boss, Ron Fazio. StoryCorps hide caption

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Mackenzie Byles graduated in 2010 from Mount Ida College with a degree in Funeral Home Management. She's taking over the family business from her dad, Don. StoryCorps hide caption

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Members of the Congress of Racial Equality leaving Brooklyn en route to the March on Washington, on April 15, 1963. At 16, Lawrence Cumberbatch (fourth from left, in back wearing a white hat) was the group's youngest member. Orlando Fernandez/ World Telegram & Sun/Library of Congress hide caption

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Happy Dodson (left) and Taz Roman are president and treasurer, respectively, of the Connecticut chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse. StoryCorps hide caption

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Marine Cpl. Paul Wayman, left, and former Navy SEAL Nathanael Roberti met through a program in California that helps veterans readjust to civilian life. StoryCorps hide caption

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Ondelee at home before his prom. In Chicago, prom night is a big deal. Fifty percent of African-American Chicago high school students end up dropping out of high school before senior year. Ondelee graduated from Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago on June 15, and is planning to attend college. Carlos Javier Ortiz/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hide caption

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Liza Long's son, 13, struggles with rage and violent outbursts. After the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Long wrote a blog post advocating for better care for mentally ill youth. StoryCorps hide caption

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Monica Velez and her two brothers, Freddy (left) and Andrew, in 1996. Freddy died in Iraq in 2004, and Andrew died in Afghanistan in 2006. Courtesy of Monica Velez hide caption

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