I Have Schizophrenia

I have schizophrenia. I do not kill people at random, nor do I think about it (contrary to what the papers always seem to imply) I am tired of my illness being confused with sociopath. Seriously people, it's 2013. I am a professional, and with the proper meds, and support (can't begin on how terrible we are as a society for providing that!) people can lead a completely healthy and happy lifestyle. I am not alone, I know people who are teachers, authors, and artists who suffer from this illness - and we are kept silent because of the stigma that follows (thank you over exaggerated news pieces.) Unfortunately, because of this - less than 1% of health care goes to helping people with mental illnesses. I think it's time to set stigmas aside - and see it for what it really is- and let the discrimination stop. If you commit a crime, having a mental illness that is properly treated, is as relevant to your actions as if you were a vegetarian. Also - a side note before we go taking the point of few of doctors in the media - a doctor from Europe who specializes in mental illnesses, and promoting good health, lending the stigmas - called the maritimes methods, and treatment of their patients "barbaric." We are far behind the times. Time to change. —You'd be surprised how many people you know have this.

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