How? Please write your experiences.
I have been. Not by other people because nobody knows, but from my family. When i came out of the hospital, i didn´ t want to take meds. Or at least i didnt like taking them. So i was trying to explain to my family member what i went trough and what my symptoms were when i was psychotic and that i dont like it that i take meds and i maybe could manage without meds. He didn´t agree with this ( i can understand this) but he said after i told him this that it now looks like he is the one who is stupid. Like stupid as having mental illness. I felt so disapointed. Coming this from a close family member really hurt. I felt disappointed, sad, put down, humiliated. I still get sad just writting about this.
And i know that he meant it this way because schizophrenia runs in our family and our close relative has schizophrenia also. And he called him stupid many times as i remember. And he is not stupid, he is very smart and educated. He just has this illness. Having mental illness is being stupid aparently.