Having a mental illness isn’t easy. But one thing that makes it harder is dealing with misunderstandings and misbeliefs about your condition.
When someone believes that your mental illness is the result of poor parenting or bad choices, or thinks that you can just choose to “get over it,” it’s harmful. It perpetuates stigma and makes it more difficult for people with mental illness to ask for help. It also perpetuates inequalities, like discrimination in the workplace or at school against those with mental illnesses.
But it’s in our power to change those myths and share the truth about schizophrenia. We just need your help to do it.
Bust a Schizophrenia Myth
Between now and May 31, we’re inviting you to participate in our Bust a Schizophrenia Myth contest. It’s simple to join in:
- Choose a myth to bust (we have a list here)
- Take a selfie or record a video while holding a sign that says #SchizophreniaFacts, #SmashStigma, or #BustAMythBC
- In your photo caption or video, explain the myth you’re busting and the truth behind it.
- Share it to social media and tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!
Go to our contest page for more details!