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.
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
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.
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.
Please don’t turn this into a drug thread, I don’t want it locked so fast.
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.
We do not tolerate mental illness here lol its detrimental to our recovery 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