Out of Darkness was a 1994 made-for-television film starring singer and actress Diana Ross.
In the film, Ross played the character of Paulie Cooper, a former med student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia and loses 18 years of her life due to the sickness. After her release from a mental ward Paulie struggles to rebuild her life with help from doctors, nurses and a new experimental-medicine drug that would help aid her back to health. Throughout the movie, Paulie seeks to better herself in a world that she felt had shunned her.
I remember watching this film years ago. Diana did a brilliant job of portraying a struggling mentally ill woman trying to survive.