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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. It most commonly manifests itself as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking. It is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. Although the word schizophrenia does come from the Greek works meaning “split” and “mind” people with  schizophrenia do not have split personalities. The misunderstanding has caused many people to misuse the term schizophrenia. The “split mind” refers to the way that people with schizophrenia are split off from reality; they cannot tell what is real and what is not real. This blog attempts to help and unite those seeking reality.

We welcome everyone that faces the daily challenges of mental illness as well as friends and family members. I hope this site also serves as a social networking tool for all those who share my challenges. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and experiences. I look forward to your stories, insights, and inspiration.

Carlos Larrauri
Creator of mysplitmind.com
Miami, Florida

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  1. Vida Martinez says:

    Dear Carlos,
    Hello. I found your article when doing a google search on mental health in South Florida. I am hoping you can guide me a bit as my husband and I seek to help our 25 year old son who seems to be suffering with schizophrenia. For more than 5 years our son Addison has been homeless by choice and deteriorating. Recently, my husband went out to him as he is in Northern California to live out on the streets with him and love him into seeking help. The first night my husband was there it looked like Addison was receptive to his father but soon after, he disappeared from where he has been for several years and we are hopeful he will soon return as his friends out there say he will sometimes do this. For the last year he has isolated himself from the community he had been sharing life with and has been on his own. If he were happy with his choice we would sit back and respect his choice but he is miserable, scared and lost. In your opinion and through your experience, how would you say is the best way for my husband to talk to him? We live in Georgia but my mom is in Miami and we think Addison might be captive to going to her house as a first step. Please, if you can, give us some insight as to what steps to take in order to help him. Thank you Carlos. I thank God you are doing well and helping others. God bless you. Vida

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