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Stories

Whether you're a mother, father, sibling or friend with schizophrenia, or someone suffering from the disorder yourself, you have a story to tell. Sharing the pain and frustrations but also your achievements and successes can help and maybe inspire others for the future. In this section of our website, we offer stories from around the world as told by families and those they love.

Abandoned on the Streets
It's been a hard year. I would not have been able to tell you most of the time where...
I Can't Go on This Way
"I can't go on this way. Nothing I do is right. It's nothing but fight, fight, fight and...
A Good News Story
Mine is a good news story. Good news, because there has been in the past too much pessimism and bad news about the illness...
A Consumer Speaks Out
Mental illnesses are a curse upon human kind. Just as only the blind know what it is to live in perpetual darkness, only those with mental disorders truly understand...
Accused of Witchcraft
Hi. My name is Jennifer and I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder 10 years ago. I was 19 when...
The Joy of Recovery
...I stand before you as an advocate and torchbearer for mental health and the role of psychosocial rehabilitation with the family...
Still Learning
Like most people, I grew up knowing almost nothing about mental illness. No one I knew was mentally ill although I had heard...
The Dream of Hope House
We all have dreams, big dreams, small dreams and many impossible dreams...
Dealing with Schizophrenia: My Path to Understanding
I always wanted to understand my illness, be with other sufferers of schizophrenia and have the support of a psychiatrist. Most of all, however...
A Million Stories
Imagine you had a son or daughter in their late teens or twenties. Little by little you realize that things are not right...
Our Seven Year Journey
In the beginning my husband and I had the most beautiful baby boy... He was diagnosed in grade 7 with ADHD (Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder)...