4 Movies About Mental Illness

Numerous studies suggest that the majority of mental illness cases are never actually diagnosed. Whether you think you have a mental illness or not; don’t be afraid of mental illness- be informed. Awareness is the enemy of stigma! These four movies portray a glimpse of what it may be like to experience mental illness. Schizophrenia: A …

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You and your Schizophrenia

Do you have paranoia, or hallucinations? If you have schizophrenia, it could be a difficult journey. Watch this video on how schizophrenia affects individuals and relationships. Schizophrenia is not split-personality, it is not a “creative adaptation that an individual makes about an insane world.” Schizophrenia can affect anyone for various reasons. It is a brain …

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Myths of Schizophrenia

Unfortunately, there is still a stigma surrounding mental illness. Schizophrenia is no exception. Many people base what they think about this mental health disorder on the characters they see in television shows and in movies. However, many of those are not accurate depictions of people living with schizophrenia. Watch this video to learn more about …

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Shedding Light on Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that currently affects more than 2 million adults in the United States. With that being said, this disorder is misunderstood by many. If you do not live with schizophrenia, it can be hard to imagine living with a disease that may cause you to hear voices in your head that …

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The Myths Surrounding Schizophrenia

If you live with schizophrenia, you may be aware of the stigma that surrounds the disorder. 85 percent of Americans recognize that schizophrenia is a disorder, but only 24 percent are actually familiar with it. Unfortunately, stereotypes about the characteristics of an individual with schizophrenia are still very prevalent. Here are some of the truths …

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Alternative Therapies For Schizophrenia

  If you are diagnosed with schizophrenia, your doctor will most likely recommend antipsychotic medications as treatment. These medications include, Prolixin (Fluphenazine), Thorazine (Chlorpromazine), and Haldol (Haloperidol) amongst many others. Though these medications have been proven to be effective, they do come with side effects. This may include nausea, restlessness or seizures. Another side effect …

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How Can You Help a Loved One Living with Schizophrenia?

  November is National Family and Caregivers Month. It is important to spread awareness and help people understand the significance of being a caregiver. Thanking the people that help us or our loved ones, is very important. Caregivers dedicate a big part of their lives to taking care of someone else, which requires a lot …

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Dealing with Schizophrenia as a Family

              Having a member of your family or a loved one with schizophrenia can be difficult sometimes. It is important that relatives find ways to support their loved one with schizophrenia while maintaining a balanced family life. This not only helps the patient feel better, but also makes dealing …

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