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.


Mental illness and online dating

SteveI have been in and out of psychiatric hospital since 2007. In 2009, during my second spell in hospital, I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. At the present time I am living in the community in supported housing and I am taking medication (a depot injection), which does have some side effects but is not too troublesome compared to some of the other antipsychotics I have taken.

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