Abigail Zebrowski

People who struggle with mental illnesses are still plagued by stigma and discrimination. It is true that awareness of these diseases is starting to permeate society and seep into crevices once thought impenetrable. Yet we have much further to go; walls of ignorance to break down, deserts of misunderstanding to quench, and mountains of inequality [...]

By |2019-05-31T12:52:53-07:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Catherine Caza

100 Sleepless Nights 2am. Time is endless on sleepless nights, The mind wonders if soft steady breath will quiet heavy thoughts, Tired eyes hang heavy on memories of earlier days, Dark clouds of consciousness bring introspection of fallen days, 2:30am. Counting the minutes of time with no end in sight, Rising clouds of doubt and [...]

By |2019-05-18T13:20:21-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments