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job007

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I was diagnosed schizophrenic 15 years ago. I don't think I ever heard voices though. Instead I heard irritating tunes. I also had strange beliefs.
I can converse normally in social situations and have done college courses and stuff since then.
I am still seriously affected by the stigma of my diagnosis. In fact, I stigmatise myself, thinking I cannot be a real friend to anyone despite the fact I am a likeable person.
I wish the world could be more educated about mental illness. The first time I was hospitalised I was terrified of going into a ward full of mental people because of what I'd heard through the media. I soon found found my beliefs were untrue. But this is what the general public think.
 
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I think there is stigma attached to everything nowadays,as the media blow everything out of proportion,including positives and negatives of any situation.Its true how much our brain takes in from the media and we base our understanding on what we have read or learnt.When the reality is compleatly different.
 
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im possibly being aDMITTED to our local mental health unit...im terrified because of what ive heard and because recently the doctor in A&E told me it wasnt a pleasant place to be.
 
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im possibly being aDMITTED to our local mental health unit...im terrified because of what ive heard and because recently the doctor in A&E told me it wasnt a pleasant place to be.
Hospital isn't that pleasant - but it's not as bad as some people make out either. You'll be OK. X
 
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Hi Job007
Welcome to the foroum
So sorry i cant advise on your situation.
Have you been back to your GP do you have any counselling or therapy at the moment?.
Take care keep strong and keep talking
katie
xx
 
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I think there is stigma attached to everything nowadays,as the media blow everything out of proportion,including positives and negatives of any situation.Its true how much our brain takes in from the media and we base our understanding on what we have read or learnt.When the reality is compleatly different.
This is sad but true. But I say keep your head held high and keep in mind that the illness doesn't define the person affected, but the person can define how the illness affects them.

Take care. :)
 
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I try to see the stigma as an occupational hazard of claiming benefits like dla on the grounds of mental illness
 
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I couldn't give a monkey's what people may think anymore. Their problem at the end of the day.
 
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remember at a mind support group they said what does it mater what people think i said not if they attack you
 
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In some ways it doesn;t matter what that employer, dwp clark or policeman thinks of you, in other ways it matters a lot

As far as self defence goes done karate classes, my co ordination is poor i'm small, all fighting basck will get me is badly beaten up
 
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Thanks for all the useful replies. It's made me think and I will write again to this forum when I am feeling up to it.
John.
 
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In some ways it doesn;t matter what that employer, dwp clark or policeman thinks of you, in other ways it matters a lot

As far as self defence goes done karate classes, my co ordination is poor i'm small, all fighting basck will get me is badly beaten up
What are you on about Rambo.. DWP Clark, Employer or Policeman? Was you talking to me or yourself?

If myself;

I'm not on any benefits, I will be my own boss soon. & Policeman...? What's the Police got to do with anything?

Re; Self Defence; It's not about fighting, that's why they call it 'Self Defence' & it really doesn't matter if you're small, large or otherwise. Co-ordination,.. you'll get the hang of it.
 
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I suggest you tell some policeman whether your schitzoprenic then see if you can say it doesn't matter what the policeman thinks, not an experiment i'd recommend

Self defence when that thug beat me up, i wonder what would have happpened if i'd fought back

Remember when i was bullyed at school my dad saying fight them if you fight them enough they'll leave you alone so i went for this bully me 4 foot him 5 foot 6 i got badly beaten up
 
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