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.


Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way a person thinks. Schizophrenia affects around 1 in 100 people and can only be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.

There are different types of schizophrenia. You can find out more about these at Rethink Mental Illness.

What are some of the symptoms of schizophrenia? 

Symptoms of schizophrenia can include:

Personal stories about schizophrenia

We have 45 stories on schizophrenia