In Part One, I posed the following question and answer…
Question: Why don’t mental health advocates talk more about schizophrenia and related disorders?
Answer: It’s not in the agenda.
The reason many mental health professionals do not have it in the agenda, has to do with the severity of the illness.
It is so serious in nature that trying to explain it, regardless of who explains things (even a psychiatrist), people will oftentimes walk away misunderstanding it.
Unless you, yourself have it, or you are a caretaker, or professional… you may just get the wrong idea.
What makes matters even worse, is that the majority of sufferers cannot maintain employment at all (roughly about 10% do).
Also, nearly 10% of those afflicted, succeed in committing suicide, which means even more attempt it.
That’s why I am here, to offer you a better understanding of this family of disorders, when and where I can.
As someone living with schizoaffective disorder (who has been through many changes in stability and functioning), I may ultimately fail in educating you, but I will do my best to succeed!