Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

SCHIZOPHRENIA

I have often wished the general public could understand that schizophrenia is a disease, not a character flaw. And it is not caused by a specific happening in their lives. It can strike anyone, usually a young person whose brain chemical compilation – for whatever reason – becomes disordered. Schizophenia has been categorized as a mental illness but is recently being recategorized as a nuerological disease. Perhaps people will now understand that the sufferer is not responsible for his/her disease.

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Why doesn’t schizophrenia hail

Higher on the compassion scale?

Phycoses symptoms don’t include

Blood that’s oozing from a wound

Fever, cramps and severed limbs

Diseases with prognoses grim

We cannot SEE a mind

Reacting

To sights and sounds

That are distracting

Voices shouting in their ear

Demanding

Bullying

Creating

Fear

Delusions distort

Reality

Too many suffer

Anonymously

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