On World Schizophrenia Day 2022, let's discuss open conversations about the mental health disorder and shatter the stigma and prejudice that grapple the individuals with this disorder.
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia, the inability to express one's sense of mind, is a serious mental health disorder that affects a person's behaviour and emotions.
In this disease, the patient is unable to express his feelings on his face. According to statistics, three people out of every one thousand people fall prey to this disease. In this, the person is afraid of killing himself or any conspiracy against himself, many other similar symptoms are found in these patients. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware of this mental health condition. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that occurs mainly in childhood or adolescence.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia:
People with schizophrenia have a different interpretation of reality and this is confirmed by the following symptoms:
Types of schizophrenia:
Methods for tackling Schizophrenia:
Update yourself with authentic & accurate information about schizophrenia and communicational procedures.
Communicating with family and colleagues:
Communicating with family and colleagues with your loved ones & your inner circle by speaking to your family, partner and colleagues, and asking them how they’re doing. Listen to their answers, and offer your support.
Sharing struggles & experience with others:
For having better mental health, sharing your experience with others can help spread awareness and encourage others to speak up about their struggles and get help.
Mindfulness towards selection of words:
Words always make their way to the heart of a listener & by keeping this in mind we can also be more mindful of the words we choose to use, as they have a strong impact in any conversation.
Visiting Social Centres:
Visiting and participating in the activities at social community centres, mental health organisations, or events can not only offer realistic and in-person education but also allow you to encourage and be there for others.
This serious condition is also characterised by some experts as psychosis, which is distinguished from a loss of reality caused by a disruption in the way the brain processes information.