Hiding My Diagnosis

I live in a culture where the media, reporting on a mass shooting, is often quick to speculate that the shooter is mentally ill before any real evidence is in.

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Schizophrenia: A Weighty Word

My friend sent me an e-mail that said, “Couldn’t you have an illness that has less letters and is easier to spell?” I laughed at my friend’s frustration in trying to type the name of my illness every time she wants to ask me a question or comment on something she has read.

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Welcome to Life with Schizophrenia

rebecca-chamaaLiving with schizophrenia is unlike living with any other condition, and no two people who have schizophrenia have the same experience. While most people know of schizophrenia through extreme (and too often-times inaccurate) portrayals of the condition in movies or on TV,

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