Schizophrenia Poetry




    Schizophrenia is a disease that affects approximately 1 in 100 people. It has no cure, however 1 in 4 sufferers make a full recovery. The illness can be treated successfully with antipsychotic medication.

    This application is a place of refuge, for those with similar mental health backgrounds, who can share their experiences, and express their beautiful thoughts. Myth and social stigma has blighted the perception of schizophrenia and those who suffer with it often say it is worse than the illness itself.

    Media and Hollywood inaccurately portray schizophrenia as split personality, namely because the word schizophrenia in Greek means 'split mind', a reference to a break with reality. The illness dissociative identity disorder (DID) is not the same and is an unrelated illness.

    People with schizophrenia are widely associated with acts of violence which is unfounded. People with the illness are contrary to myth, more likely to be a victim of crime. This application is a tool for poetry therapy, which has been known to ease cognitive deficits and symptoms of withdrawal, helping sufferers to cope with traumatic experiences.

    You can:

    *Browse poetry, art, audio, and more
    *Submit poetry
    *Get published in the annual book
    *Enter poetry competitions
    *Win t-shirts
    *Help recovery

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    Users comments for Schizophrenia Poetry

    Jinxi Evilqueen

    by Jinxi Evilqueen

    May 31, 2015  |  "Poor"

    I installed it, and they said access is limited to my area. And I can't read anything. Just WOW!

    Andrew Cullen

    by Andrew Cullen

    Oct 02, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Delighted to see this app! Please keep writing poetry! Keep raising awareness! Thank you for you contribution to breaking stigma. Such a great app.

    Andrew Cullen

    by Andrew Cullen

    Oct 02, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Was so happy when I saw this app. As someone who is interested in mental health and had struggled with it, it's so good to see art like this and there is so much information that I had not come across before about schizophrenia! Would definitely recommend!

    Pave Stiletto

    by Pave Stiletto

    Sep 08, 2014  |  "Poor"

    ...just BAD poetry. REALLY bad. I'm a published poet so give me some credit.