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Today is International Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day

The 24th of May has been named International Schizophrenia and Psychosis awareness day aimed to reduce stigma of mental health difficulities. Today encourages people to share their stories so others can talk and learn about psychosis. Better education about psychosis can help encourage help-seeking, early intervention and therefore recovery. It has been noted that with great treatment and good support, individuals and their family/friends can live happy, fulfilling lives. 

You can join in too:

  • Learn about psychosis - getting the facts. The website called is anyone else like me provides great myth busting and general information on the “info” tab.
  • Talking to friends and family openly about mental health and well-being
  • Help-seeking - whether this is self-help or talking to someone in services
  • Getting involved in psychosis research. If you are a young person, or a relative or friend, whether you have a mental health issue or not, there are lots of ways in which you can get involved in projects
  • Posting and sharing on social media - Jonny Benjamin is a great mental health campaigner with a very active Twitter account, and easy to access videos with his personal experiences of psychosis.

By: Abigail Christine Wright
Last updated: Sunday, 24 May 2015

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