Yesterday was National Coming Out Day for the LGBTQ community.
As for coming out with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, it’s a personal choice of course, and depending on where you live in the States it carries a different degree of risk. I live in a conservative suburb in Central Florida, and if I told random people that I have schizophrenia there would be some benefit but a lot of risk.
If you live in a major metropolitan area such as NYC, LA, Boston, or Miami, telling random people that you have schizophrenia carries much less risk. That said, it’s still courageous to do so.
My hope is that one day this topic will be antiquated.