7 Things to Never Say to Someone With a Schizophrenia Diagnosis

  • How many different personalities do you have?

There have been many movies that depict those with Schizophrenia having multiple personalities but that is just a myth. It has been so widespread that most people assume those with schizophrenia always have (or most do) an alternate personality

  • You’re actually able to hold a job?

This is a real insult for those with schizophrenia. Despite what many people think, people with schizophrenia are able to hold steady jobs

  • But you don’t look like you have Schizophrenia

Definitely an insult as it is not a visible disease.

  • Yeah, I understand, I have anger issues as well

So you think all people with Schizophrenia are only Angry? We are more than just one emotion and shouldn’t be stereotypedinto all being angry

  • If I were you, I would try…

Definitely Do Not Suggest Remedies for us. We have lived with this disease for awhile and if you think we haven’t looked into different treatments, than you’re insane

  • Schizophrenia? That’s a fake disease

No no no no no. This is definitely false and I’m not going to talk to you anymore if you truly feel that way

  • I’ll be your friend

Despite what some people think, those with Schizophrenia don’t need false friends. We actually can make friends on our own. We would rather have real friends than fake ones

SOURCE: https://www.webpsychology.com/news/2015/05/14/top-10-things-not-say-around-people-schizophrenia-217181