- It’s offensive, I hate being called it
- I’d prefer not to be called it
- I don’t mind
- I like it
Changing the term won’t change public opinion. But education as to what schizophrenia is could go a long way
It depends who saying it to me.
If a doctor called me schizo I’d take some offense.
If it was another person with a mental illness calling me that I’d be ok with it.
But overall I’d prefer not to be called this.
Skitzo does seem a bit offensive, yes @Wave. On the other hand, having the term schizophrenia applied does not offend me at all
I never tell anyone, so no one calls me that
My spouse used the term to refer me a couple times while we were arguing. It stung.
Schizo is like the SZ version of the “N” card.
No. That’s a little extreme health f an analogy
I much prefer traditional terms like crazy or mad, whose meanings are more open to context and cultural negotiation. Schizophrenia feels more like a secularised biblical punishment.
i don’t care much… they can call me what they want, i’m mostly numb to it these days…
I would much prefer that people think of me as Dave, who just happens to have schizophrenia, than crazy guy.
The first feels accepting, or atleast a desire to know more, the second just sounds like you’re being written off
OK, I’ll call you schizophrenic if you agree to call me crazy.
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