Schizophrenia is viewed by many as a taboo subject not fit for polite conversation. While many patients with schizophrenia do want to keep their privacy about health matters, they should never feel embarrassed or ashamed to talk about their illness when they feel it is necessary. Open conversations about schizophrenia can help the patient and their loved ones better cope with the condition.
When people hear that you have schizophrenia, they have no clue about the disease. A recent study revealed members of the general public believe people diagnosed with SZ need medication, but won't improve. As a writer seeking to publish a memoir, I expect literary agents won't believe there's a target market for my book of people living with…