Why do people think if you have schizophrenia your a danger to them?
I have been Diagnosed with Paranoid schizophrenia a year ago, I’ve lost three of my oldest friends because I told them(even though I’ve had this for years and just had a name put to it), and other people (i’ve known for along time)I’ve told avoid me like I suddenly grew 6 heads.
The facts: I have never been arrested, I have never been given a ticket for anything, I’ve never been homeless, I’ve never been in a mental institution,I am not a violent(before or now) I still work full time at my same job(50hrs/week)
nothing about me has changed except I now know what’s wrong.
yes on a bad day I can be a little strange(just like before) only now I have meds to help control that.
(auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking)
from Wikipedia “Individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia are often the victims of violent crime—at least 14 times more often than they are perpetrators”
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