What It’s Like to Have Schizophrenia

Video by Richard Bell:

  • echar

    That’s awful.

  • VaudeVillain

    I’m all for raising awareness about the hardships of mental illness, addressing that the mentally ill are vastly more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators, frank discussion of suicide and self harm, trying to illustrate to those of us without schizophrenia what the condition is like, fostering understanding and compassion and all that stuff…

    But that just wasn’t very good, informative, compelling, or watchable.


    • Matt Staggs

      @VaudeVillain:disqus , as someone who worked in mental healthcare for many years, I’m always interested in promoting that kind of awareness. I’d love it if you’d share some good information here if you find it.

  • Rex Vestri

    Dude sounds like he prolly needs to ease back on his Seroquel dose a bit.

  • InfvoCuernos

    I’m a little disappointed there was no Great Porcupine to step out from behind a tree and start talking.

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    That’s rough. Interesting to think that “psychic driving” MK Ultra techniques mirror this state of fractured antagonism. I wonder is it inconceivable that possession could be real and not just a neurochemical mishap?

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    “Remember that hallucinations and delusions have no basis of reality or realistic foundation” – If the negative and malevolent hallucinations suffered by schizophrenics have no basis in ‘reality’, then the positive, healing, spiritual and beautiful hallucinations experienced by deep meditation, mystical rituals or psychedelic drugs have no basis in reality either. Thoughts?

    • http://krowface.com/ Jason Thompson

      My thought is I agree with you. None of it has any basis in reality.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do

        All your thoughts have a basis in your reality.

        • Andrew

          We belong to reality. Reality does not belong to us.

          • Monkey See Monkey Do

            We belong to reality but reality also belongs to us.

        • http://krowface.com/ Jason Thompson

          My ex-wife would like to disagree with you.

          • Monkey See Monkey Do

            Obviously our reality is different than yours or hers.