So, my school has a really good nationally recognized journalism program and accepts articles from outside the class to publish. I am considering writing an article explaining that a person who is psychotic or has psychotic symptoms is not a psychopath by any means.
People uses these terms interchangeably which is degrading.
I also want to draw attention to the difficulties of sz and other related disorders from both the disorder itself and the horrid, incorrect stigma. I am attempting this because right before Christmas, I was hospitalized after a harsh episode that occurred during school
The school believed I was dangerous and had a police officer cuff me into his car and bring me to the ER where I was sedated without my consent.
As well, when I came back to school, I explained what happened to one of my closer friends and ever since then, she has been avoiding me like the plague even though we sit next to each other in assigned seats.
This makes me feel awful, and I am hoping that if I write this, the school, my friend, and anyone who reads it will gain a better understanding of psychotic disorders.
So, is this a good idea? Am I wasting my time trying to get across? If not, anyone have any suggestions or willing to offer ideas/input?
(p.s. due to the harsh stigma surrounding sz, I will write this anonymously, sadly. (I may even point that out in the article though XD)). -Thanks