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P A R T 2: Breaking Schizophrenia - A Visual Illustration

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

What could it feel like to have schizophrenia?

This is Part 2 of our four-part educational series on schizophrenia - a poorly understood illness that leave many frightened and confused. Unfortunately the lack of knowledge about it, has led to many sufferers being abandoned, punished and ridiculed. And with many families torn apart and in distress. We hope that by the end of the series, more people will understand what it is, how to sport the signs and how to help a friend or loved one who may have it. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

In this video we attempted to create a visual illustration of what it could feel like to have auditory hallucinations (one of the common symptoms ). Our volunteer, Andre knows very little about schizophrenia. His directions were to attempt to read a book, whilst we talk (which represent the 'voices' someone with schizophrenia could hear). Watch to find out how it went -

We hope you enjoyed watching. One of our missions is to educate the black community on the real deal when it comes to mental health. There are plenty of awareness campaigns out there - which are brilliant - however we find that they lack depth in explaining just exactly what each mental health problem is. We hope to chip away and break the unhealthy narratives of mental health by educating the community.

Check out Part 1 - where we define what schizophrenia actually is, and for an explanation about the nature of auditory hallucinations.

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