Myths about schizophrenia …


  • Schizophrenia is not a split personality.
  • Schizophrenia is not another word for violence.
  • Ordinary people can contract schizophrenia.
  • One in every hundred people all over the world suffer from this illness so we are no longer talking about them, but us.
  • The fear of contamination it engenders in others is real but schizophrenia does not contaminate others. The stigma of mental illness has become a disease, a really virulent cancer.
  • Some people suffering from a mental illness are treated as second class citizens because the stigma deprives them of the support and the love so desperately needed in order to survive.
  • NO MORE STIGMA PLEASE. LET’S HELP ONE ANOTHER TO LESSEN THE STIGMA.
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