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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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Andrew LeClerc

Allow me to tell you something that I have dealt with and continue to manage, but certainly, does not define who I am as a person at all. I was diagnosed with a mental difference called schizophrenia. About two and a half years ago something happened to me; when a history of experienced trauma in [...]

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Stigma Fighters : Michelle Hammer

Talking to myself This is hard to explain and I'm not really sure how to do it but I want to explain what it's like when I talk to myself. Everyone talks to themselves...well a little bit, but not like me. Not like how I do it. They don't feel like they're in different place, [...]

Stigma Fighers : Jonathan Harnisch

Getting Through an Episode The curtain opens. I am Jonathan. I have schizophrenia. I don’t want to make a big introduction. Perhaps some of you have read my work before. For me, schizophrenia is similar to what I have read. In the early material, from such turn-of-the-century psychiatrists as Kraepelin and Bleuler, there seems to [...]

Stigma Fighters : Jonathan Harnisch

Living with Mental Illness: Better Doesn't Mean Cured   Sometimes, I feel that I don’t know what’s going on or that I don’t care about anything. I am confused by my feelings, because I’m not able to explain how I feel, except for the emptiness, and I feel that no one is really there for [...]