Schizophrenia can be a scary word, especially when you don’t know what to expect from the illness. Remember, the way TV and movies show schizophrenia is generally not an accurate picture of someone with the illness.
While a person with schizophrenia can sometimes experience hallucinations or delusional thinking, most people with this illness are not violent. This illness is not easy, but it definitely can be managed, and you can have a fulfilling life.
If you are a family member of someone with schizophrenia or a related illness, be sure to check out For Parents and Families for tips on helping your loved one through their recovery.