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Do you know of or have favorite artworks that help people around us to understand how it feels to have schizophrenia?

Micsodi

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I think, if any of us would like something, it's to be understood - not to share our fate, but to have an understanding towards what we are going through. Art is an incredible force to get through to people.
I thought it would help all of us to show those whom we care about, at least I feel like I need emotional support this way.

Would you help, please, and add your favorite art that describes how you feel?
- be it video, music, drawing, really any type of art... a whole movie.
I haven't found mine yet, but I'll share a link with artworks in it to add something myself:
and a video:

Thank you so much, in advance for anything posted.
 
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I like Starry Night by VanGogh. Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. I also like The Scream by Edvard Munch. Supposedly he painted this as a psychological reaction to his sisters commitment to a nearby lunatic asylum.

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I also like the song Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd. It is a song about Sid Barrett, the original guitarist and singer in the band who left the band when he got Schizophrenia.
 
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I also like the song Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd. It is a song about Sid Barrett, the original guitarist and singer in the band who left the band when he got Schizophrenia.
Thank you, for sharing these, boudreauj4!
I especially love the song, it mesmerizes me. :)
 
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SCHIZOPHRENIA'S IMPACT: A POEM BY ME

I can't think,
But I can wish well;

I can't talk,
But I can smile;

I can't travel,
But I can see the moon;

I can't discern,
But I can sense;

I can't show ability,
But I can applaud;

I can show with,
But I can laugh;

I can't have peace,
But I can listen to music;

I can't have romance,
But I can show affection;

I can't pray,
But I can feel God;

I can't write,
But I can try.
 
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SCHIZOPHRENIA'S IMPACT: A POEM BY ME

I can't think,
But I can wish well;

I can't talk,
But I can smile;

I can't travel,
But I can see the moon;

I can't discern,
But I can sense;

I can't show ability,
But I can applaud;

I can show with,
But I can laugh;

I can't have peace,
But I can listen to music;

I can't have romance,
But I can show affection;

I can't pray,
But I can feel God;

I can't write,
But I can try.
Hi Jerrod!

Welcome for joining us on the forum.
Thank you for sharing your poem, it is beautiful. So pure.
:)
 
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Hi Jerrod!

Welcome for joining us on the forum.
Thank you for sharing your poem, it is beautiful. So pure.
:)
Thank you to you for your kindness.
Hi Jerrod!

Welcome for joining us on the forum.
Thank you for sharing your poem, it is beautiful. So pure.
:)
Thank you to you for your kindness and support for me. Here's another short poem.

SCHIZOPHRENIA

It found me near-complete
And then shattered me,
And I had to begin the journey again,
All over - and I couldn't retrace my steps -
I had to discorer a new member
And become acclimatised to him.

And I have had to begin this journey
Several times in the last 40 years.

But I am at the summit of sorrow,
A vast mountain schizophrenia allowed
Me to scale:
And my vantage is magnificent:
I can see humanity and it's meaning,
Goodness and kindness and love
With the greatest clarity.

Regards Jerrod
 
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Thank you to you for your kindness.

Thank you to you for your kindness and support for me. Here's another short poem.

SCHIZOPHRENIA

It found me near-complete
And then shattered me,
And I had to begin the journey again,
All over - and I couldn't retrace my steps -
I had to discorer a new member
And become acclimatised to him.

And I have had to begin this journey
Several times in the last 40 years.

But I am at the summit of sorrow,
A vast mountain schizophrenia allowed
Me to scale:
And my vantage is magnificent:
I can see humanity and it's meaning,
Goodness and kindness and love
With the greatest clarity.

Regards Jerrod
I meant I had to discover a new man
 
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I meant I had to discover a new man
Hello Jerrod!

It's so inspiring to read your poems, they are heartfelt and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I am happy for you. Please nourish the artist inside, create and write, you are talented to do so. :)
 
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Hello Jerrod!

It's so inspiring to read your poems, they are heartfelt and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I am happy for you. Please nourish the artist inside, create and write, you are talented to do so. :)
Hello Jerrod!

It's so inspiring to read your poems, they are heartfelt and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I am happy for you. Please nourish the artist inside, create and write, you are talented to do so. :)
Here's another poem for you.

SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOSIS.

Yes, these two present limitation -
But if you look at the vast inner world
You are introduced to
By psychosis and schizophrenia,
You realize your inner world
Has been amplified greatly and in
In untold manner -

The point now is,
On the basis of this magnified
Inner world,
To think well,
Speak well and act well -
And your spiritual nature
Will be magnified
In accordance with your inner
Amplifiction
By schizophrenia and psychosis -

And the more virtuous you are,
The more you balance
Your personality
And character
With your vast inner world.

Given that your inner world is immense,
And you try and balance it
With goodness
And thus bring your personality
and character
In accord with your inner world,
How immense
Can your personality and character
Become?

Besthe wishes, Jerrod.
 
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I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia before they told me it was a misdiagnoses. Throughout that time, and even today, I relate to a lot of fictional characters and artworks because of what I went through.

I think one character I relate to the most is No Face from Spirited Away. He's a mysterious spirit who doesn't really speak and can create gold. This causes the other spirits around him to become greedy, and he gives them gold so they can cook for him and bring him food. He soon starts to attack the other spirits, even eating them because of how overwhelmed he is and how much he changed in their environment. There's a lot more to the story of Spirited Away, and many people have different theories on the characters. This is just how I see No Face:

I see him as someone who is misunderstood and wants to have a home. Unfortunately, the stressful environment overwhelms him and causes him to 'scare' other people when he's very upset. I relate to this quite a lot. He soon leaves the negativity and starts to become his old self again. He heals in a way and finds a home at the end of the movie with someone who accepts him for who he is.

I really love Spirited Away and No Face. Sorry for typing so much! Here's a beautiful music box video I found from the movie:

 
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Here's another poem for you.

SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOSIS.

Yes, these two present limitation -
But if you look at the vast inner world
You are introduced to
By psychosis and schizophrenia,
You realize your inner world
Has been amplified greatly and in
In untold manner -

The point now is,
On the basis of this magnified
Inner world,
To think well,
Speak well and act well -
And your spiritual nature
Will be magnified
In accordance with your inner
Amplifiction
By schizophrenia and psychosis -

And the more virtuous you are,
The more you balance
Your personality
And character
With your vast inner world.

Given that your inner world is immense,
And you try and balance it
With goodness
And thus bring your personality
and character
In accord with your inner world,
How immense
Can your personality and character
Become?

Besthe wishes, Jerrod.
Thank you, Jerrod!
I feel you have a great understanding of psychosis, thank you for your wisdom, it's touching, and inspiring so, that I began to think of lowering my sedatives and to try and embrace the inner world to master it. Now I don't take my antidepressants.
I feel more alive. :)
 
Micsodi

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I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia before they told me it was a misdiagnoses. Throughout that time, and even today, I relate to a lot of fictional characters and artworks because of what I went through.

I think one character I relate to the most is No Face from Spirited Away. He's a mysterious spirit who doesn't really speak and can create gold. This causes the other spirits around him to become greedy, and he gives them gold so they can cook for him and bring him food. He soon starts to attack the other spirits, even eating them because of how overwhelmed he is and how much he changed in their environment. There's a lot more to the story of Spirited Away, and many people have different theories on the characters. This is just how I see No Face:

I see him as someone who is misunderstood and wants to have a home. Unfortunately, the stressful environment overwhelms him and causes him to 'scare' other people when he's very upset. I relate to this quite a lot. He soon leaves the negativity and starts to become his old self again. He heals in a way and finds a home at the end of the movie with someone who accepts him for who he is.

I really love Spirited Away and No Face. Sorry for typing so much! Here's a beautiful music box video I found from the movie:

Hello Pricess Zelda!

I'm so sorry to hear about your misdiagnosis, it must have been tough. 😔
Thank you for typing, it's so nice to read it. Thank you for sharing it with us! The video as well.

It's a beautiful melody, reminded me how much I loved Spirited Away.
I think you see him clearly for who he is, your depiction is so relatable. Negativity does that to us, I've been there too.
I love No Face now.
Hayao Miyazaki's works are the best!
Thank you for sharing, Princess Zelda. :)
 
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