Hey there everyone. If you’re like me, you typically don’t finish most big projects or papers until the very last minute. However, this project was different for me. It was something that I felt extremely passionate about; it has always bothered me that people misuse psychological terms all the time, and I’m the girl that gets offended when a person describes something as “retarded.”
Schizophrenia is so often used lightly, especially in the media, and I got sick of hearing about it. I think my short story with the schizophrenic character stemmed from my dislike of the social stigma and misunderstanding of the disorder. So I took this frustration and created a short story and an iMovie PSA.
Here is “The Truth about Schizophrenia” for your viewing pleasure. I’d love if you guys could comment on it on YouTube (or on here, whichever) and share it with your friends and family. Any critiques or compliments are welcome! The more people that are aware of the issues, the sooner we can redefine society’s idea of what schizophrenia — and mental illness in general — truly is.