10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

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Patrick Hendry

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MYTH: All Schizophrenics Hear Voices.

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Yoann Boyer

MYTH: Schizophrenics are Crazy People.

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MYTH: Schizophrenics are Dangerous.

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Luis Galvez

MYTH: Schizophrenia is Caused by a Traumatic Experience.

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Ehimetalor Unuabona

MYTH: People With Schizophrenia Have Multiple Personalities.

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MYTH: Schizophrenics are Not Intelligent.

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MYTH: Schizophrenics are Always Psychotic.

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MYTH: People With Schizophrenia Can’t Take Care of Themselves.

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MYTH: People With Schizophrenia Shouldn't Travel.

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MYTH: People With Schizophrenia Can’t Work or Manage Others.

Rachel Star Withers

Rachel Star Withers


Rachel Star Withers is an entertainer, speaker, video producer, and schizophrenic. She has appeared on TV shows including: MTV’s “Ridiculousness,” “TruTV,” “America’s Got Talent” and is the host of "Insanity with Rachel Star") on Amazon Prime. She grew up seeing monsters, hearing people in the walls, and intense urges to hurt herself. Rachel creates videos documenting her schizophrenia, ways to manage ,and let others like her know they are not alone and can still live an amazing life. She has written Lil Broken Star: Understanding Schizophrenia for Kids and a tool for schizophrenics, To See in the Dark: Hallucination and Delusion Journal.