Is this forum a sz support forum or a place to socialize?

It seems to me to be more of a socialization forum than sz. It seems that most users are here to socialize instead of only getting support for sz.


When I joined I thought it was only a sz support forum.

It’s both IMO.


I agree with @Bowens . I mostly socialize on here, but I find it comforting to know I have some friends who know what it’s like to feel weird or have a bad day.


Socializing is support.


I never really get what I’m searching for anyway so it’s much of a muchness.

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Socializing is therapy in it’s own way…that we can forget about our affliction for a spell and just shoot the breeze and have a few laughs all together.


Oh yah I feel so much better just being able to chat with others who have schizophrenia
And not necessarily only schizophrenia
Kinda brings me back down to earth :slightly_smiling_face:


I am the type that prefers socializing irl face to face but this sz is so disabling, I very rarely have the energy to hangout with my friends so I end up socializing with them online and here on the forum online. I am not complaining but I wish I could socialize more irl. My friends went to the beach today, they invited me but I refused as I am always tired, they called me and told me why I didn’t come, look what you’re missing.

This forum is the reason i didn’t get addicted to benzos.


I never had an addictive personality. I was never addicted to something although I eat a lot because of meds.

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I crave pleasure way too much but i knew it was time to stop when i got psychotic on weed. I have a stoner friend who insists that its the type of strain, but i think thats bs


I think it is both. :hatched_chick::hatched_chick::hatched_chick:


Please don’t turn this into a drug thread, I don’t want it locked so fast.

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Yeah, this forum has done much for me too, including much about dealing with medication. Socializing online is just part of people’s attempts at self-treatment, I guess.


I feel like I am suffocating mentally because of sz.

I just don’t understand why people don’t just confront their hallucinations is all but apologies.

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We do not tolerate mental illness here lol its detrimental to our recovery :sweat_smile: :thinking: We have all got to conform to the status quo

I’d say it is a place for people to convalesce


My mental illness heals me though so there’s that…

you’ll be cured in no time then lol :slight_smile: