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Just curios if anyone follows the magazine or Bill?
I follow it on Facebook but I don’t watch his videos. I have glanced through the magazine a couple of times and have debated subscribing.

Nope, I’m not a fan of the man.

Funny how everyone always mentions his company when referring to the magazine. It would be like

TIME magazine - Time Inc.
Newsweek magazine - Newsweek LLC
Playboy - Playboy Enterprises

But the guy is a self-promoter above all else so I guess it’s a given.


I thought they were one and the same… But then again I haven’t delved into it much.

I don’t know why but I tend to glance over his videos. I’m sure he is doing his best to bring awareness which is great but I don’t get the feeling that he is as knowledgeable as he seems to be. I feel that I would trust the viewpoint of those here on the forum more as no one here is trying to link themselves with schizophrenia as a whole like they have all the answers. Not sure how else to explain it.

But I’m trying to be open minded :wink:

I’m sure there’s some good intentions there but he is a real self-promoter. It seems he can’t untie himself from the message. The icing on the cake was when he asked people to fund his campaign across the US and Canada to change the name of the illness to MacPhee Syndrome.

I am conceited and at times a bit of an egomaniac but holy cow is that guy over the top.


That was the same time I stopped taking him seriously. More info here:



I wrote a personal story back in 99 and had my picture taken for it and everything. My ex wife also did a personal story with her picture in the magazine. I have to agree Bill is way over the top full of himself.

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He could be a sociopath too :smile:

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maybe he is still experiencing delusions of grandeur haha or maybe he is just fooling around, who knows

I’ve got nothing against the guy personally, but I don’t get the right vibe from his publication and have no interest in supporting it financially. That being said, if there are people who enjoy it and find it to be a good value, cool beans.

Edit: I guess I should add that there were a couple of years where I was lucky if I could make myself a proper cuppa. I take my hat off to Bill for running a publication successfully for as long as he has. SZ or no, that’s a worthwhile accomplishment and is due some recognition.



What makes you say that?

I was joking - he could be a decent guy in his personal life - I really dont know a lot about him, other than he owns a SZ magazine. I have seen a couple of his videos, they were some what informative

I’ve been subscribing to his magazine for about 6 years now. It has a lot of good information in it. It’s expensive, a one year subscription is $20.00 and it only comes out 4 times a year. It is a little entertaining and has inspiring articles and personal stories. I look forward to each issue. I don’t have to deal with the man. I just read his magazine.

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