If someone knows you have a mental illness you’re screwed. Stigma says fear mental illness: think mental illness think shootings, homeless addicts, vandalism, physical and sexual abuse, weak character, low intelligence, and lack of integrity. Stigma says mental illness is shameful. If you have a mental illness you don't look or act abnormal. Stigma says mental
I Have Schizophrenia: How What You See is Experienced by Me. The following list is based on what we see in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder told from a first person perspective. Maybe it helps to have a glimpse of the inner reasoning behind behaviors we find hard to understand. It's not a technical/diagnostic list.
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