Psychosis Explained Simply – Stigma vs The Reality
Henry Gale, a person with lived experience of psychosis and part of the Time To Change campaign against stigma put together the following animation to explain psychosis simply:
Schizophrenia and other conditions where psychosis occurs suffer from a significant amount of stigma, stereotyping and discrimination, broadly speaking because of a lack of understanding.
Time To Change also produced this video to demonstrate the difference between the public, stigmatised image of schizophrenia and psychosis – and the reality of people living with these conditions:
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