Do I have Schizophrenia? If so, where can I get help as a minor?

I’m not going to specify my exact age, but I’m young enough that I’m in highschool. Though, while I am young, I am more mature than most people my age. Anyhow, the thing is I have been becoming more and more aware that I may have schizophrenia, or perhaps developing it. Now, before I start I tend to rant and ramble so if you are unable to read this amalgamation of words do not bother with the rest of this text.

Continuing off what I said before, It has been brought to my attention that I may or may not have schizophrenia. Examples of such would be seeing faces from any object, some with the ability of movement. Sometimes limited to the mouths or eyes, though these faces are not always, “Human,” Most being somewhat demonic. Keep in mind, I am not under the influence of religon of any sort. Only interested in the stories they describe, mainly being the ‘God-Like’ figures and the such. (Ala, Bahamut, Abbadon, etc.) Including those hallucinations, I also have a hallucination that lasts during a state of calmness, which is most of the time so it is constant. It is when everything seems to breath, melt, bend, or anything that said object should not be doing ever. As a book should not have the ability to breath, because that is highly irrational. These hallucinations also have a tactile response, example, if I touch my, “breathing,” book, it really feels like it is pushing my hand up and down. Or if I walk down a hallway and bumps grow out the ground I feel them pushing me up. Next, I seem to sometimes feel, “Cured?” It honestly feels like sometimes I am just randomly cured of these things that happen to me. It’s also hard to know if there was something to even be cured in the first place, because most people supposedly hear voices or fear that somebody is after them. I, on the other hand, do not hear things other than car alarms that I do not know where their origins are located. Though, I remember always fearing being shot anywhere I went at around the age of five to eleven. Now I fear irrational things like I’m being watched by a demon, disallowing me to take a shower at times or even sleep. I know it is not real, but it feels so real that I can’t just shrug it off. It makes me terrified, I can’t even look behind me right now because I fear something is watching, about to eat my hair if I do. It feels undescribeable, the closest words I have is an embodiement of fear. God, I’m crying, it is so hard to deal with. I can’t even get help from my parents, they believe that their child is without weakness. Something I would rather not talk about, as this honestly hurts my pride asking for help. I told them what I was seeing, and they responded by saying, “Don’t watch those scary movies.” I wish I could respond by saying, “How could I? I would break if I did.” I can’t think right now, talking about this online is just horrible, but it is the only option I have. If anyone knows, please tell me where I can have this tested, and where I could go to get medicine. I need it before my mind breaks, it feels like I will go completely mad soon.

Sorry about that, I just came back, this part is written the day after the previous paragraph. I apologize about the grammar and the desperation, It’s just that I had a meltdown. Please respond as soon as possible, I thank you for reading my concerns and would appreciate the help. I would be delighted if this was taken seriously, and regarded as a plead for help instead of something written by an incompetent, Kid.

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see ur pdoc asap…!!!


Hey man I started experiencing my stuff at 15. I’m 22 now. I’m not full sz , just had episodes of psychosis.

But what you say you experience is pretty much what mine started out at. It made me paranoid. I continued to smoke weed and do phycedlics and that kinda pushed me over the edge into extreme paranoia and delusional thinking.

I think alot of it comes down to age and like a change in consciousness. I remember them feelings all too well. Like nothing makes any ■■■■■■■ sense.

My take on the breathing objects is when we slow down and are in a meditate state. Best thing to do when thst happens and it freaks you out is to get up and do something on your feet or go outside.

Don’t linger on these thoughts and feelings all the time. Keep a healthy balanced life and alot of it’ll just go away over time. When we focus on this stuff it eventually starts taking of more and more of your mind and your time.

Keep a healthy social life. Alot of people experience this stuff just don’t he fearful, be careful and take it all with a grain of salt.

Mental illness is weird. One man’s illness is another man’s normal life. Don’t alienate yourself and lose yourself in this “world of mystery” it’s not worth it. It’s just a maze with no answers.

Some call these phenomena mental illness, spirtual, demonic, or just human nature. It’s all in how you look at it. It’s not like choosing the right answer is going to open the door to the truth and make it stop.

We live in a time where everything is so technology driven and everything just moves so fast that society is almost robotic in the sense of school and work and cell phones and such. We humans tend to not be very in tune of our human nature.

Just take it easy on yourself, love yourself. Don’t press yourself trying to understand it all. Live your life, have friends, fam, date girls. Don’t doubt yourself.

Yeah talking to a doc isn’t a bad idea. But meds suck. I’m fine without them.

Since your pdoc helps you so much right?

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Please talk to a doctor now and share your post with him/her. If necessary, it’s ok to go into ER. They will help you.

@FancyMan How to get help depends on where you live. You need to get to a psychiatrist one way or another asap. They may need to do a CT scan on you. Addressing it early with medication gives you the best chance of having normal life. Godspeed


Schools all have a school councilor for free. A good place to start and can act as a advocate to your parents to get you more help. Best of luck. :four_leaf_clover:

True, sharing your post with a trusted teacher is an idea.

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Are u awake sis …!!! Very good morning to u …!!!

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Meds don’t suck they saved people’s lives

Go see a doc, they will put you in the right direction

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Hi @FancyMan. Is there a counselor or nurse at your school that you can discuss this with? It’s important that you get evaluated by a psychiatrist so they can figure out what your diagnosis is and come up with a treatment plan.

Research has confirmed repeatedly that the earlier that people get treatment for the early signs of mental illness (especially schizophrenia and related disorders) the better the long term outcome for the person.

You can read more here:
The Importance of Early Treatment for Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Also, here is list of Early Diagnosis & Treatment Centers. Maybe there is one near where you live.
Worldwide Early Diagnosis & Treatment Centers for Psychosis & Schizophrenia


I was on APs before actual psychosis. It was very fortunate to treat it early.

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Like @Moonbeam said, check for the early psychosis intervention centers near you.

There is some evidence that taking fish oils at this stage (around 600 mg EPA and 400 mg DHA) can help most in this early stage, but not as a substitute for medical care. But, as a minor, you can still go to a health food store and get this supplement. It’s safe, can’t hurt.

I hope that your parents will be supportive.