I often want to talk to people of color about racism, and to talk to disabled people about accessibility issues and discrimination. I also find that I have questions for those people who identify as LGBT. I frequently don’t know how to start these conversations though, and I am afraid that I will say the wrong thing. I assume that there are people who would like to ask questions of those of us with schizophrenia too, but may not know the “right” things to say, or may be afraid of asking something that is insulting.
Anyone that is genuinely interested in learning about schizophrenia probably isn’t going to say anything that is insulting, but here is a list of the top five questions to avoid asking someone who has schizophrenia.