May 24 is World Schizophrenia Day. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness affecting more than 21 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. The purpose of this day is to spread awareness about this illness, eradicate the myths and superstitions around mental illnesses in general. The term ‘schizophrenia’ literally means “a splitting of the mind” and was coined in 1910 by Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Paul Eugen Bleuler. This disorder is often wrongly confused with multiple personality disorder.
According to the statistics provided by The World Health Organization, around 21 million people across the globe are schizophrenic.
World Schizophrenia Day Quotes and Messages
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. R. D. Laing
A schizophrenic person needs love more than medicines. Have a awareful World Schizophrenia Day!
A person with schizophrenia is something like a personified rainbow and a schizophrenic person deserves more love than others.
Let us all come together to bust the myths and spread the truth about schizophrenia. Have an awareful World Schizophrenia Day.
“I have schizophrenia. I am not schizophrenia. I am not my mental illness. My illness is a part of me.” Jonathan Harnisch
Schizophrenic people are badly misunderstood by society. Let us raise awareness about their condition and wish everyone an educated World Schizophrenia Day!
It is time we realize that people with schizophrenia are just schizophrenic people and are not mad. Have an awareful World Schizophrenia Day!
Schizophrenia does not rule a person’s life even though it may be a part of a person’s life. Have an awareful World Schizophrenia Day everybody.
Love can really work out miracles and you can see the results when you make a schizophrenic person feel loved. Have a awareful World Schizophrenia Day!
“As well as being one of the worst things that can happen to a human being, schizophrenia can also be one of the richest learning and humanizing experiences life offers.” Mark Vonnegut
“I thought of the voices as… something a little different from aliens. I thought of them more like angels … It’s really my subconscious talking, it was really that… I know that now.” John Nash, Jr.
“There are a number of things that family and friends can do to help a person with schizophrenia. One of the simplest and most effective is to create a positive environment around the person.” Milt Greek
It is really difficult to live a life as a schizophrenic person, and as a friend or family, it is our duty to take care of them and understand their needs. Have an awareful World Schizophrenia Day everybody!
“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication … and there is the real illness.”
Philip K. Dick