Of course you should.
My therapist has no problem with me being active doing things for myself like taking small walks and getting involved in drawing but she’s also realistic and knows that it’s difficult for me to do certain things for myself.
She knows that socializing is difficult for schizophrenics to achieve many times so she encourages me to keep active socializing online on a forum like this.
It’s all relative.
I read a few before sz too. I would not look forward to them now though. Would have to read a little bit and take breaks to regain my concentration and whatnot. I don’t even enjoy reading long blocks of text on this forum.
I haven’t told anyone I visit this site. It’s just a place I like to come to and talk with others who have schizophrenia about whatever the topics of the day are. Gives me something to do when I am bored. Also because of this website I am much more social that I use to be. Before I found this website I literally had zero social life. No friends, no gf, no job, I just surfed the Internet and watched TV and mostly kept to myself. I like this forum much better than a hospital group setting.
This thread is making me wonder about the possibility of how many people may be masquerading as sz or sza on this site just to just to join in. I doubt it’s many but I would not doubt if there are a few.
(I had this thought because of ninjastar’s comment about banning her pdoc/therapist. How would you know it was her if she didn’t admit it?)
My shrink is that busy he just wouldn’t have the time. I did notice he’s finally on a smart phone. That is progress but I wouldn’t be online if I was him. I did a search of what people think of him and his treatment and there were some bad replies. It’s not easy psychiatry. I find him a good human being who cares about his patients.