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Here are the resources we found for schizophrenia for young people:
Stopping the Stigma: Schizophrenia
Jonny Benjamin, who has been awarded an MBE for his services to mental health awareness, joins Childline to debunk some of the common myths about schizophrenia and stigmas about mental illness. His key message throughout this video is that it is okay to talk about your mental illness.
H A L L U C I N A T I O N
This short film shows life for a young woman who lives with schizophrenia. It shows her journey of confronting her hallucinations. Hallucinations are just one part of schizophrenia but this film shows how damaging schizophrenia can be to a person.
Schizophrenia can be a scary or confusing condition if you don’t know what it is. This video explores Jack’s journey of telling his friends about his battle with schizophrenia. Having schizophrenia doesn’t mean you’re any different to who you were before you found out, it just means there is a name for it now.
What People get Wrong about Schizophrenia
Scientists have learned a great deal about schizophrenia in the past few decades, but public perception of the disorder is still often rooted in outdated myths. This video from SciShow Psych busts some myths about schizophrenia and promotes positive perceptions of schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia is a condition where your experience does not match up withr eality as other people see it, a symptom which is called psychosis. You might see, hear or believe things that for other people are not true. You can also feel muddled, low or withdrawn.
Schizophrenia is a diagnosis given to people who experience symptoms of psychosis, alongside what are called ‘negative symptoms’. Negative symptoms can include withdrawal from family and friends and an extreme lack of interest and motivation generally.
This webpage from Mind explains schizophrenia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. The webpage also includes tips for help yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
Talking about Mental Health
This booklet from Together looks at different ways types of mental distress can be described. It shows that many mental health conditions are described in very different ways by different groups of people – such as doctors, people in other parts of the world, and those who experience them.