I'm having a hard time accepting my diagnosis

I have schizophrenia and I’m having a hard time accepting it. I know mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, so that isn’t why I have a hard time accepting it. I feel scared and alone. I hate having a problem that’s out of my control. I also hate having to take medication because of the side effects. I am glad this forum exists so that I have a safe place(besides my family that is) to discuss my illness.


It took me a while to accept it too. So long as you keep taking meds everything will be a lot better.

You won’t feel so alone here @rainbowstars.
Welcome! :slight_smile:

When they originally diagnosed me with sz I was admint I was not. Now I moved cities they are going to revaluate the diagnosis. But if they say I’m sz I wont believe them. I already do not accept the psychosis they have diagnosed now.

Welcome to the forum; pls keep posting!

If you take your anti psychotics to prevent psychosis dose it mean you have active psychosis? Nope.

A little confusing