Can you laugh at yourself?

I just made a joke about being schizo in a group on FB. It made me wonder how many of us can poke fun at ourselves?

I feel like always being super serious about our disease is detrimental to our mental health. I think that a good dose of humor helps.

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I can laugh at myself, but I don’t tell people I have SZ, so no jokes about that

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It was always “Laugh now, cry later.” But yeah, I get jokes about my sz being known. I got an underhanded compliment once. “Yes, you’ve come a long way. You were a real mess.” lol

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I can be pretty comedic about myself when it comes to my quirks and eccentricities. As I’m sure some of you have noticed lol!

I don’t joke much about schizophrenia though. It just seems like such a serious side of my identity.

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I can laugh at myself about most things. But I can only laugh about my craziness with my husband. I try to hide it from everyone else

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I can laugh at myself but I limit schizophrenia jokes to here or my family, or maybe to my therapist or psychiatrist.

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I’ve always laughed at myself, but since schizophrenia I’ve given up on having the last laugh.

I still laugh at my past psychotic self. I feel that I was stupid while in psychosis. Thankfully meds stopped my psychosis.

I’m a millenial who does tech support. Self-deprecating jokes is how I surivive :stuck_out_tongue:

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I accidentally started my hair on fire twice today. My son and I had a good chuckle.

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Man I hate the smell of burning hair

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Yep pretty awful. Just another reason I should shave my head lol

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Whenever I shave my hair my head feels really light! Is cool!

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We make jokes about what I did while psychotic, me and my brothers and parents. I talk about sz with my friends but I rarely joke about it with them.

I don’t like talking to others about my stupid doings while having psychosis… I think I’ll freak them out…

All the time…

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i can laugh at myself. keeps me humble.
once my parents and bros were chatting after dinner, and my dad made a joke about if the voices were listening to us talk about where we were going.
So I pretended to go off into space as if I was checking in and said , ‘‘yeah they said they know and its ok’’ then I winked. (I wasnt actually hearing anything)
I had them for a moment lol
so we had a good laugh.

Well yeah, to an extent, but the part where I was in solitary I can’t find anything funny about. I just tend to block that part of my memory off.

I do laugh about some of the funny things I did while psychotic. They were rarely dangerous, so it’s fair game I guess.

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I can… I did today… tripped on ice flat on my butt

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I’m Australian. It’s part of our culture to laugh at oneself and self depreciating humor is common. It was fun when I lived in the states. You could have so much fun and most people just didn’t know how to handle it. Fond memories.

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