Imagine what it will be if you do not have a clear idea of how to handle your daily activities, your relationships with friends and family. It’s hard enough, right?
Schizophrenia is a type of illness that affects the normal functioning of a person’s brain, such as impairing one’s ability to think, feel, and act.
People with schizophrenia face many challenges and suffer unbearably from mental and physical pain. World Schizophrenia Day aims to raise awareness of this mental disorder and therefore supports people who are suffering.
The term “schizophrenia” was introduced in psychiatry by the Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist Eugen Bleuler.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects the state of mind, the feeling of the person and the way the person acts or behaves.
Schizophrenia is associated with significant disabilities around the world. It is one of the most disabling and economically most catastrophic medical conditions and the World Health Organization ranks it among the top ten most common diseases contributing to the global burden of disease.
What is the History Associated with World Schizophrenia Day?
The history and origin of the World Schizophrenia Day are unknown. There is no mention of the person who created this and the year of the day it was observed around the world.
However, the day of schizophrenia is a day of consciousness that aims to inform people around the world about this mental disorder, its causes, its symptoms and its effects.
It’s a day created to support people suffering from this long-term psychiatric illness.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is typically characterized by abnormal social behavior and the inability to understand reality.
People with this mental illness will face many challenges because schizophrenia reduces the functionality and quality of their lives.
Very often, the person suffering from this disease suffers from symptoms such as false beliefs, hearing voices that others do not hear, confused or confused thoughts, lack of motivation, reduced social commitment, expression, and emotions.
In addition, anyone can also suffer from disorganized thinking and be talking. It is noted that very few percents of people are affected by schizophrenia in their lifetime.
But the fact is that between 30% to 50% of people with this disease do not accept that they suffer from it.
World Schizophrenia Day aims to make people aware that schizophrenia is treatable by antipsychotics, along with counseling or vocational training and social reintegration.
How to Celebrate World Schizophrenia Day?
Celebrating the World Day of Schizophrenia is very simple. Consider this day as the best opportunity to experience this mental illness called schizophrenia and to know the suffering of people.
Know your symptoms and how they can be healed. Inform people with schizophrenia about treatment options. Offer your support and care so that those who suffer may have some form of happiness in their lives.
You can also do the following things;
INVOLVING groups of patients and caregivers to give patients a voice as they develop programs and evaluate new treatments.
EDUCATE people living with schizophrenia and their caregivers about treatment options so that they can play an active role in the decisions that affect them and society in general.