I’ve just discovered the remarkable life of Princess Alice of Battenberg, who was Prince Philip’s mother, the current Queen’s mother-in-law.
She was deaf from birth, dedicated her life to charity work and nursing, became psychotic, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent two years in a psychiatric hospital, founded an order of nuns, and was declared one of the ‘Righteous among the Nations‘ for risking her life by hiding a Jewish family from the Gestapo when Greece was occupied.
According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography she was treated by the psychiatrist Ludwig Binswanger, one of the founders of existential psychology.
Apparently, she was a patient in the same hospital as Vaslav Nijinsky, the legendary ballet dancer and choreographer who succumbed to schizophrenia in his 20s.
Link to Wikipedia biography of Princess Alice.