Schizophrenia – The Most Stigmatized and Misunderstood Mental Illness

Schizophrenia is the least understood and the most stigmatized any mental illness.  

Imagine how scary it can be for the person living with schizophrenia when every minute of the day voices in their head talking to them. When we hear someone yelling on the street, they’re yelling at their voices. Signs and symptoms may vary, but usually involve delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and reflect an impaired ability to function in daily routines.

The stigma of is so strong that many people don’t want to talk about their illness, or aren’t well enough, but Jesse Bigelow is on the show today to share his experiences.