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What I'd like people to know about schizophrenia

Due to wrongful media portrayals, schizophrenia patients are often perceived as unseen monsters that are safely locked away in militarized institutions. As long as we don’t have to see them, we don’t have to deal with them, right? This manner of thinking couldn’t be more damaging. The reality is, mental illness can affect anyone.  

Employers see my anxiety as a risk

Having spent almost my whole life living with the effects of anxiety and then recovering after therapy, there's still one thing people (and admittedly, myself) dislike talking about: being out of work.

I felt guilty about my depression

A year ago, I was one of those people who, if someone was stressed or depressed, would probably have thought: “What do they have to be depressed about?”

People find it hard to accept my tokophobia

Tokophobia is a rare phobia of childbirth. I was unaware of it myself until I did some research, but people are not very understanding of it. I do not like children or babies because of it and a lot of people that I have encountered cannot understand this at all. It is beyond frustrating! I don’t want children of my own and this is another thing that people find hard to accept.

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