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.

There aren't enough positive stories about people living with schizophrenia

June 26, 2013

AliceI am an artist based in London and I have schizophrenia.

I have been very lucky in having many kind and supportive friends with whom I have been open with about my diagnosis, but it wasn’t always so. When I was first unwell I found it incredibly difficult to be open about the condition, particularly in a work environment.

A band of brothers

May 8, 2013

As Chief Executive of abandofbrothers, I was delighted when the charity was awarded Time to Change funding to run our project, entitled “Man Enough.” I thought I would have much to offer the project. I have to honestly admit that I thought I would be facilitating the process of change for others rather than seeing any changes or benefits in my own life. However, the Man Enough project has taken me on a real personal journey.

My boyfriend was diagnosed with schizophrenia

April 25, 2013

BethanyWarning, some readers may find this post triggering.

I am nearly 19 and I have been with my partner since I was 15. Over the past 4 Years my relationship has been up and down and has been hard on the both of us, it has turned from the happiest times of our lives to some of the most difficult.