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What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

I woke up on a bed in a room I didn’t recognize. Without speaking to anyone, I soon realized that I was locked up looking at the window. I tried to leave...

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Biggest Surprises When Living With Schizophrenia

Biggest Surprises When Living With Schizophrenia

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia was a big surprise in itself, but there have been other surprises that have come along about the disorder over the years....

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How I Finally Got a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

How I Finally Got a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

My first psychiatrist after my first schizophrenic psychotic episode always started our appointment by asking, “How is your mother?” and nothing else....

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Why It’s Important to Be Educated About Your Condition

Why It’s Important to Be Educated About Your Condition

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia can be scary, especially when you don’t know what it means to have the condition. Our minds trick us into believing that the delusions ...

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My Diagnosis Journey

My Diagnosis Journey

I cried while looking at this tiny, round, white pill in my hand and thought about flushing it down the toilet. Why am I taking this? What does it mean? To me ...

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Complementary Therapies Help Me Live Well With Schizophrenia

Complementary Therapies Help Me Live Well With Schizophrenia

Lisa Guardiola explains the ways complementary therapies have improved her life.

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