Few mental illnesses are as feared, misunderstood, or stigmatized as schizophrenia. A serious brain disorder that makes it hard to distinguish the real from the imaginary, schizophrenia often causes psychotic episodes in which people completely lose touch with reality. Careers suffer, relationships crumble. Helplessness takes hold.
Living with a mental illness can be overwhelming. Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or another mental health condition, the symptoms often interfere with daily life. Simple necessities, like socializing or sleeping, can seem impossible, leading to feelings of loneliness and despair.
Imagine waking up one morning and feeling elated. You have endless energy and accomplish your to-do list with focus and enthusiasm. On days like this, you have a blast joking around with friends and entertaining. You feel like you can do anything you put your mind to, and you’re optimistic about the future. Life couldn’t be better.