did you find the term sz stigmatising , this is before you got the diagnosis yourself
When I got the diagnosis, I said “That can’t be true! I’m not crazy!”
Because all I knew about schizophrenia was what I’d seen on tv; people going off their meds and stabbing someone while talking to themselves.
I was sent to some psychoeducation-classes about schizophrenia, and I learned so much about it, and met others who had it as well.
Yes people doesnt want to hear about mental illness… people blame mentally ill as a lunatic and they fear talking to mentally ill…!!!
Since I was young I had great empathy for schizophrenics. My cousin was schizophrenic and everyone was scared of her because she was floridly psychotic and treatment resistant. But I went up to her and said hi and then stared at her. She was paranoid of me. She died of health complications very young. She was obese and smoked a ton.
But no I didn’t think the term was stigmatizing. And I never thought I’d be sz.
I remember seeing one flew over the cocos nest and thinking mental illness was kinda beautiful
when the doctor diagnosed me with sza I said everyone will call me schizo, and his reply was they all call me schizo too
I thought of schizophrenia as sort of nervous breakdown. Like some war veterans.
I never heard it, I didn’t even know there were mental disorders, only maybe phobias and “madness”.
I didn’t know what it was either.
Before “schizophrenia”, I thought I was crazy. After “schizophrenia”, I still think I’m crazy.
Maybe it’s just a matter of accepting yourself and, then, no stigmatization will bother you. Maybe it’s also a matter of understanding yourself. Who knows…
Why did you asked yourself Karl?
I once knew this lady, one of my friends mom who took too much LSD.
The word on the street was that she got Schizophrenia from it. We were all scared of her.
Serves me right, now ive got it.
What goes around comes around
I barely knew anything about it except that my Uncle had it, i probably had it at the point it started, and it was not going away.
I never took time to think about what schizophrenia was until I treated for mental illness.
I live in a town with a population of 10,000 and as far as I know, no one else has a major mental illness apart from me, I get a nurse look after me, and my doctors are just prescribers, there are no facilities for people with mental health disorders where I live.
Is that in the United States of America?
I live in the UK, the only time I really get to talk about anything to do with mental illness is on here.
im sure theres plenty of people with mentak illness, its just that its the hidden illness
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