- Xyle Soulful
Team member, Hope Xchange
Spread Awareness that Schizophrenia is not a 24 x 7 Mental condition
Most people have no idea what schizophrenia really is. They think that Schizophrenia is a 24 x 7 mental condition and people diagnosed with it are under delusion, hallucination or hearing voices all the time.
Typically, as per my experience... when the key symptoms show up it is known as 'Episode'. Episode can be controlled within a period of 1 day or 1 week depending on how long it takes for the affected person to have the medication working effectively.
I would say, most people with this mental condition spend 5% in Episodes and 95% dealing with the effects of medicines, memories and trauma resulting from the Episode.
If this clarity is brought forward on media it can change the way how people see the affected.
Mostly, people affected with schizophrenia are dealing or trying to cope up with daily life 95% of their lifetime.
The acute challenge is Episode .... but the challenge posed by the reality of social awareness imposes the impression that the Episode or Key symptoms of Schizophrenia is a lifelong experience.
Hence, the affected people are treated with stigma in the society.
There could be a change in the approach of people affected with Schizophrenia, Caregivers, Medical Professionals and society in general if this distinction is expressed clearly when talking about Schizophrenia.
Would spreading a simple message that Schizophrenia is not a 24 x 7 mental condition bring about a change in thinking??
Closing Statement from Xyle Soulful
Thank you everyone for your inputs.