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.
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