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Schizophrenia myths and misconceptions

Schizophrenia – Myths and Misconception

Mental health disorders typically have certain stigmas surrounding them. Schizophrenia is no exception, with movies and TV shows amplifying stereotypes. Fact and fiction weave amongst the blurred lines, and many people wonder if it will ever change. It’s common for people not to know they have schizophrenia due to all the myths and misconceptions. In …

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Mental Health Schizophrenia

The Price of Mental Health

One thing is for certain, the issues surrounding mental health are still as prevalent today as they will be tomorrow. Good health is about both physical and mental wellbeing. Mental health problems affect people in every country across the world, but they are often neglected and the people who experience these issues are hidden. 80% …

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Caregiver Burnout

The symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior. These symptoms interfere with work, self-care, and interpersonal relationships for an extended period. Watching your loved one deal with schizophrenia can be draining along with the physical requirements needed each day. Caregiver burnout is real, and if left unchecked, it can be detrimental not only to the …

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The Sad Truth About COVID-19 and Schizophrenia

As the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments scramble to flatten the curve of COVID-19, a one-size-fits-all approach has been taken with the general populace. For those in certain marginalized groups such as individuals with schizophrenia and other related disorders, these strategies may be less effective. Schizophrenia can be unpredictable in the best of times, …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 1 in 5 adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. Yet, 56% of adults with mental illness do not receive treatment. Amid COVID-19 and preparations being made to reopen the country, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health …

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Coping with Depression

Coping with Depression

Three hundred million people worldwide suffer from depression, and 16.2 million adults in the U.S. have had at least one depressive episode in a given year. Although it’s not uncommon to feel sadness from time to time, major depression is much more. Lasting feelings of sadness, lowered energy, loss of appetite, and lack of interest in things …

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