Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behavior and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices. Schizophrenia typically begins in early adulthood.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
What You Can Do
Seek schizophrenia support from a drop-in center
Now available in nearly every metropolitan area in the U.S., consumer-run drop-in centers help people with serious mental illness become part of their communities again.
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