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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.
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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great deal about schizophrenia in the past few decades, but public perception of the disorder is still often rooted in outdated myths.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 severe mental illness. Despite what many people think, it is not a split or multiple personality. Someone developing this illness may be anxious and withdrawn or begin to behave in an agitated or strange way. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains behaviours that are early warning signs of schizophrenia, steps to support recovery or adjusting to schizophrenia, and top tips for people who are suffering from schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a diagnosis given to some people who have severely disrupted beliefs and experiences. During an episode of schizophrenia, a person’s understanding and interpretation of the outside world is disrupted. This webpage from the Mental Health Foundation discusses the symptoms of schizophrenia, misconceptions about schizophrenia, treatment options and how to get help for the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a diagnosis given to people who experience symptoms of psychosis, alongside what are called ‘negative symptoms’. This webpage from Time to Change looks in depth at schizophrenia as well as answering some common questions that you might have about the condition, and sharing the stories of those who live with the condition.
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.