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SchizLife.com Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary, Debunks Harmful Schizophrenia Myths
Date:6/11/2013

(PRWEB) June 11, 2013

“Living a full life with schizophrenia” is possible. This is the creed of SchizLife.com (“Schiz Life”), an online resource for schizophrenia survivors… and the people who love them. Schiz Life is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and on the heels of National Mental Health Month this past May, the community is offering insight into common but harmful schizophrenia myths.

According to site founder and curator and schizophrenia survivor Bradley Mansfield, the Schiz Life community was developed with a single purpose in mind. “We wanted to open the gateways of knowledge and compassion to create a safe-haven where schizophrenia fear, stigma, and taboo were erased.”

Based on Schiz Life's schizophrenia infographic, the disorder affects one percent of the population or 70 million people worldwide. Although the Schiz Life forum continues to thrive, giving survivors a place to share their stories, triumphs, and tribulations, the misconceptions about schizophrenia still persist. The following is a list of common myths:

  •     Schizophrenics have multiple personalities. “A Hollywood fabrication combined with misunderstanding, word etymology and semantics,” says Mansfield. Although Greek origins of the word mean “split mind,” schizophrenia is not a dissociative identity disorder and is perhaps better understood as a “splitting of mental functions” (e.g., cognition, emotion and behavior).
  •     Schizophrenics are violent or dangerous. “Entirely possible as with any member of the population,” he explains. Sadly, statistics show sufferers are more of a danger to themselves, due to increased rates of suicide.
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