“Schizo”

Schizophrenia remains one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental illnesses, writes Anna Mac Schizophrenia is a word that is thrown around a lot. Not many people know or understand what it actually is. I first encountered schizophrenia symptoms at the age of 17, when I was at a party with my then-boyfriend. I started crying and freaking out, because I didn’t recognise who he … Continue reading “Schizo”

Living with Schizophrenia

Anonymous Student Schizophrenia is a term that has a lot of stigma around it. The modern Latin word descends from the compilation of the Greek words ‘skhizein’, which means split, and ‘phren’, which translates as mind. The diagnosis itself means different things for different people. Often it can result in a multiple personality disorder; other times it can consequence in mania and psychosis. For me, … Continue reading Living with Schizophrenia