Schizophrenia: blogs and stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of schizophrenia. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


I am proud to be part of the movement to decrease mental health stigma

I was very young the time I first noticed changes in myself but it wasn’t until much later on that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Debbie's blogI’m 50 now so, at that time, mental health was much less talked about. I have developed methods of coping by learning about schizophrenia through talking with others.

I made a pledge never to stand for discrimination

Now you’ve started reading, I first want to thank you for having the courage to make it this far. It would be wrong, and furthermore reckless, for me to try and guess where you’ve been, what you’ve suffered, and where you’re going in life. I can’t do that. What I can do is offer my blessing that you’ll never be alone in your suffering, even if that seems impossible. Even in the very darkest of moments, the greatest strength WE have is each other. The greatest strength your demons have is SILENCE. Don’t ever forget that.

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