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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    The Step Ladder

    i understand schizophrenia only because i have schizophrenia.  it seems like there are different levels of schizophrenia at any given moment, at least for me, just attacking away at me.  almost like a step ladder.  i can be at the bottom of my step ladder and...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    Schizophrenics, when you get to know them,

    are always strong, smart people. Don't label schizoids as crazy.
    mariatheresae mariatheresae 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    From Living In Tap

    I was in a treatment center for three months for mental illness and housed with people with many different mental illness .And i learned alot about schizophrenia .. and its a very difficult illness to comprehend ...  and its a very sad illness .. i couldnt imagine what it...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    My Story Of Battling This For 8 Years

    Also, I will post my testimony/backstory here to read. I would like to start with a brief recap of my life leading up to my initial hospitalization and diagnosis, and then acceptance of Jesus Christ as my savior. I was born on September 5th, 1986 in Binghamton New York. I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Schizophrenia

    I do not have schizophrenia but I do understand it.  I know a few who are affected by schizophrenia and one person in particular who has it and it isn't because it is hereditary in this person's family.  I believe, I have a feeling how this person developped it.  I rather...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Enlighten Me

    I have a family member with schizophrenia, I'm studying psychology and I really would love to hear someone's personal definition of the condition as they have experienced it. Any and all information would be helpful, the more in depth the better. Thank you!!! ~H~
    hollysue hollysue 26-30, F Dec 27, 2007

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    Living With Schizophrenia: A Misunderstood And Stigmatized Illness

    “Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” is a half-hour documentary film that tells the story of three people who are living meaningful lives with schizophrenia. The film sets out to increase understanding and to reduce the fear and stigma often associated...
    rhcsg rhcsg 22-25, F May 27, 2011

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    Comfort.

      Please listen to “A Rose” by Thomas Newman while reading. Thank you. - - -In my head, I am always welcome. I hate to be alone. I am always surrounded. Who’s there? I am always known. Oh, it’s just you. I am always justified. Don’t worry, I’ll keep...
    nomkat nomkat 18-21, F Dec 31, 2012

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    I Get It

    I understand it. I have always seemed to get the idea of schizophernia. I sometimes feel really... talkitive. I have never really had an imaginary friend. This might sound intersting, but I think the disease is horrible and still fascinating. Ever since I saw on Youtube, the...
    MaskedCat MaskedCat 13-15, F May 21, 2012

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    My Take On Schizophrenia

    I am in the medical field, and I have had some patients with schizophrenia. From what I understand, the person loses touch with reality. Things become hazy and they experience auditory and sometimes visual hallucinations. They sometimes have disorganized speech patterns and...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    My Tale

    I sufferered from insecurities even as a small child. I used to hear a voice inside saying 'dont smile because it makes you ugly'. So when I was caught off guard and actually laughed I would quickly cover up my face. That was one of my earliest memories from school.. so...
    SuzyWongx SuzyWongx 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    Ari

    My father specialized in the treatment of Schizophrenic patients. Often-times they would come by our house for therapy and as a result I got a good idea of what the different aspects of the disease look like. Most of my experience comes from dealing with Ari, a young man of about...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl 41-45, M Apr 7, 2013

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    That Day

    It was throughout one day that I went through a traumatic Schizophrenia faze. I cant remember what the doctor said but he said I freak out too much over little thing one of my friends was angry at me, fairly, I was mean to them but I was on a bad day thing, and anyway he kind of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2012

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    I have a frnd who is schizophrenic

    and i try to relate to him but its hard when his own mind is working against him. I read up on it and it sounds very difficult when ur own brain is against u.
    anarchopacifista anarchopacifista 22-25, M Jan 23, 2014

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    This Is Hard to Write

    I understand Schizophrenia because the love of my life had it. He was a rare case, and a beautiful man with a beautiful soul. He was diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia, and undifferentiated schizophrenia. We lived together for about six months. I hated how people treated him...
    xoxkurtxox xoxkurtxox 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    My brother with schizophrenia said he has to kill himself because the devil needs him. I have no idea what I would do without him and I wish I could understand how and why his...
    miiaa247 miiaa247 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Ever since I was little and I was told that there was something different with my mother, she just seemed more childlike and very different.. Like something I could sense without...
    hazynflaweddoll hazynflaweddoll 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Do I? I apologize if this annoying in any way but I wanted do I have schizophrenia? In the past few years I've always thought I heard voices but in the past six or so months it had...
    EyeAmSweetGore EyeAmSweetGore 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Celebrating John Nash. For those of you who do not know, John Nash died today. He was a mathmatician and and Nobel Prize winner who also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Just...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've been hearing voices on and off since I turned fourteen, but it wasn't until my sophomore year of college that these auditory hallucinations became incessant and overwhelming...
    tatianya tatianya 26-30, F 21 Responses May 9

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    Why can't my hallucinations just be hallucinations? I'm tired of people thinking I did something to cause them like watch a bad movie. I'm tired of people saying I am being...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I was just diagnose with paranoid schizophrenia while i'm in nursing school. I had a mental breakdown and a bad reaction to a drug which surface up to me having this. They...
    whitster02 whitster02 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have pretty severe schizophrenia. I can't even function in normal society properly anymore.
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why our parents tell us to be ourselves, then when we were, they judge us. They tell us they'll support us and our decisions and then they don't. I don't...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 6 days ago

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    I don't understand people at all. I wonder why people feel this need to have friends? When I was in my teens and 20's I wished I had friends but the older I get the more I realize...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    I am a man, I'm glad that you don't understand me. Women lie but complain about men lying! No man can sleep with a woman without a woman sleeping with a man so men are not more...
    jacko0312 jacko0312 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm genderfluid. My gender tends to fluctuate mainly between female and neutral. But now I understand my sexuality. From what I understand, polysexuality is the sexual attraction...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T Apr 28

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    I wish I had someone to talk to who understands that not everything is easy and understands what I am going through at the moment. However, there is no one or they are not willing...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Growing up, I thought that my dad never really liked me. He constantly verbally, mentally and emotionally bullied me way more than my siblings and I feel those effects to this day...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    i hope one day my love you will understand... that i love you.. i almost gave up everything to be with you.... to give you a second chance... i get it your scare of what will...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Apr 29

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    Even though I'm a woman I dress like a man and have a very deep voice. Most people I meet assume I'm a man because of my appearance. That doesn't bother me at all because it's how...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 9 Responses May 2

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    Nobody is going to understand my feeling, I guess it's the same to everyone(?)..
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F May 2

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    I don't understand guys. Why are most of them jerkbags? It's like, when you argue with them, you're stubborn and hardheaded. If you're quiet, you're uncaring. If you call him, you...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I have been in relationships previously but what is happening actually is beyond my understanding. Can anyone please share their experience about true love so I can understand my...
    June00 June00 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    Why aren't people allowed to be different? Why do people expect everyone to be the same? Why do some people lie lots and others rarely do? I wish I could understand, attention...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I don't get this whole deal about children ruining your vagina, or holding it over your child's head. This is just a hard thing for me personally to understand. I've had three...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F May 13

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    no understands me i havr fake friends and fake people around me so i stay alone at the most of the time i cant even show the real me i always fake a smile i always have to cry...
    zaynabo zaynabo 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    gays are not intrested in making others gay homophobes are intrested in making other people homophobic source=idk some pic on instagram..but love this quote... im not trying to say...
    monishnair monishnair 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Although I don't understand homosexuality I'm not a homophobe. People use the bible to hate gays and lesbians but the bible says to love thy neighbor. And only one can judge us...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I write, I don't let anyone read them and when people do read them they don't understand why I write about feeling like life is a dream sometimes it good but most of the time list...
    forevarebelmusic forevarebelmusic 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I wish someone could understand me :( But instead of that they are just angry about my mistakes.. :( No one understands me.. :/
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend never has time for me I try to explain a simple text would just make my day and he doesn't understand . I understand that he goes in for duty everyday but I still have...
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I met a man not too long ago. He's genuine and sincere. He actually cares about my feelings and has an incredible way of understanding everything. There are people you meet in life...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 14 Responses Apr 25

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