If no one can be blamed for causing schizophrenia, why are people ashamed to talk about it?

  • What is it that makes people shy away from talking about mental illness in their families
  • If schizophenia really is  disease tha causes mild to seveere disturbances in thinking, perception and behavior, the resultant stigma is far too severe.
  • Actually severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that are against cultural norms. In other words, due to stigma, a person might cross the street to avoid someone becase he dos not understand why that individual is acing diffeerently from the rest of us.
  • Calling someone visually challenged rather than blind, doesn’t change the fact that they can’t see, but, there is a difference between calling someone a lunatic and referring to their illness as an obsessie compulsive disorder.
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About Jill

Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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