Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Help and Hope for Recovery -CURESZ Foundation

I recently learned of this organization…Heard the founder speak about advocacy work to reclassify schizophrenia as a medical, not mental, illness. And heard her tell a bit about her own journey living with schizophrenia, including living in a church yard every night for a year and how she eventually got help and is in recovery.

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That’s good to hear–the work toward reclassification. “Mental illness” is so fraught with stigma, and so demeaning. SZ is, pure and simple, a brain disorder–i.e., a medical, not mental, illness. Thank you, hope4us, for alerting us to this foundation and its work.

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Oh I like this site, there are several good videos worth watching. The one I saw was on long acting injections and the psychiatrist said 80-90% of those with schizophrenia also have anosognosia. I plan to watch the rest of the videos.

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