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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 1 Response 1 day 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 5 hrs ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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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 6 hrs ago

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    I posted this on my tumblr account, I want someone's opinion or at least something about this. - I went to the clinic two days ago, after the physical exam I talked to the doctor...
    1221am 1221am 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 18. I was probably in elementary school at the time but I remember a few incidents where she tried to kill herself by...
    reneeeeeee reneeeeeee 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I don't understand this at all, I get in "trouble" for writing about how I feel on something. But people can call names Make nasty comments Send hate messages And nasty dirty...
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    You don't want to take chances at getting hurt again. I understand. When one forgives is it mostly so one could make peace and move on from what another has done unto you? We all...
    diamondgirl07 diamondgirl07 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Hey all, just wanna write about my feelings. I found the right group to convey what I am feeling. In my life, I have found very few who really understand me. I sometimes feel...
    alexmatilda alexmatilda 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    i wish i had someone understands what im going through and what im feeling right now. I had a family issues i was mentally disturbed since my dad left us.But i tried hard to...
    dazzlingheart dazzlingheart 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    I had a rough start to this week. I felt like my boyfriend and I were not on the same page; Like a disagreement we were having was never going to be resolved, but big enough to...
    lost12345 lost12345 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I do not understand how you can get mad at me and you have cheated so many times. I do not understand how you can be sad one minute about finances then I give you three hundred...
    bigsarge6996 bigsarge6996 41-45, M Apr 24

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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've always thought I'm a friendly person. I can say I am a person that is loyal to my friends. I often try my best to understand them, being there for them. In this case I'm gonna...
    venusaquila venusaquila 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I often wonder why... not simply about life and its experiences, but why I feel the need to understand. My mind is much like a revolving door, the things I don't have answers for...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Well certain people :P So some people are just so happy and cheery. Even like some people seem so happy through messages and I just don't understand how. Like there is this guy...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I understand why and all. But i dont understand why my family wont accept me. Im so different. I listen to different music. I date different people. Im interested in different...
    ILuvAugustAlsina ILuvAugustAlsina 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I don't understand some people. I can totally understand if you want a pretty beautiful girlfriend. okay fine. but her attitude has gotta be tally with her looks if by any chance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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    I started not understand myself.. I don't understand how everyone in this school is so good and I always misunderstand others... they hav no hidden desires, nothing ... and my...
    memeyana memeyana 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Im tired of everything. It seems like no one understands me. I got friends but i still feel lonely most of the time. Theyre only good for hang out and stuff, but idk, i feel like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18

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    It's funny everyone pretends like they understand me.they think I don't know but I do it is just so annoying they should just tell me that they don't understand.
    werewolves2302 werewolves2302 13-15 1 Response Apr 22

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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 a week ago

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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 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Nobody is going to understand my feeling, I guess it's the same to everyone(?)..
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Want to talk about taboos and censorship? Okay read up on Issei Sagawa. Better yet, watch his video on YouTube. If you have the brains, you'll understand what I'm talking about.
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    The worst feeling when explaining something is after endless explanations when you think that finally they understand they look at your face like" could you explain it again or is...
    Cubeball Cubeball 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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