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The Schizophrenia Collective: My Friends are Schizophrenic and I Love Them

by Sarah Fader Dear Stigma Fighters Community, I do not have schizophrenia. My best friend and business partner does. We are here to support you, whatever your mental illness is or if you have a loved one with mental illness. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing your stories. And during schizophrenia week remember [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: There’s Nothing We Can’t Do – Supporting People With Schizophrenia

by Rebecca Chamaa Schizophrenia Awareness Week is May 20 – 27th. Here is a condensed list of things you can do to support people with this brain disease: Be aware that some people with schizophrenia like to have their illness talked about, or written about in person first language. For example, I prefer to be [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: Reducing Stigma Through Fashion and Art

by Allie Burke I met Michelle Hammer years ago through a mutual passion to reduce stigma associated with schizophrenia. I remember feeling so awed and inspired by her because she was so artistic and brilliant. Not only did I respect her for what she was doing but I genuinely wanted to be her friend because [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: The Struggles of Schizophrenia

by Lamont Derrickson The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes schizophrenia as "a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very [...]

The Schizophrenia Collective: The Unique Nature of Schizophrenia

Dear Stigma Fighters Community, I want to say thank you for welcoming me into your hearts to open up about living with schizophrenia. That is not always the case – I have lost many friends simply by saying I am Schizophrenic, and though schizophrenia is not always the most talked about disorder, even in most [...]

Schizophrenia, Stigma, and the Pressure to Tell Everyone About It

by Allie Burke Spoiler alert: you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I happened to be scrolling Twitter yesterday and came across a tweet that suggested something about mental health and advocacy that I hadn’t ever considered before. […]

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By |2019-02-28T20:19:36-07:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Schizophrenia|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Lamont Derrickson – The Meaning Of The Laid Back Schizophrenic

I wanna give you all a proper description of what I mean when I say that I am The Laid Back Schizophrenic. It's how I've come to accept who I am and how I handle myself in society with my diagnosis. I won't lie and say that I'm 100% happy with the cards I've been [...]

By |2019-02-08T19:39:48-07:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Dangerous Diagnoses – Aaron J Smith @CulturalSavage #DangerousDiagnoses

Dangerous Diagnoses - Aaron J Smith I’m dangerous. I’m a rage-filled monster who could snap at any moment, hurting those close to me. I’m primed to lash out at friend, family, or stranger. My anger is just below the surface, bubbling, and boiling, threading at any moment to take over and turn me into a [...]

Lamont Derrickson – Schizophrenia. What is it and how can we deal with it?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that others do not, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depressive, or [...]

By |2018-08-09T16:32:12-07:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Schizophrenia|0 Comments

I Wasn’t a Bitch; I Was Schizophrenic -Michelle Hammer

I Wasn't a Bitch; I Was Schizophrenic -Michelle Hammer I didn't want to speak. I didn't want to be noticed. I didn't want to be bothered. I wanted to be completely ignored. It was high school, and I was an undiagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic. I remember thinking, “What's the point?” What was the point of doing [...]

By |2018-04-19T04:01:20-07:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments