People With Schizophrenia Literally Wipe Off Their Labels in Moving Video
In honor of the U.K.’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week, Rethink Mental Illness released a moving video featuring the faces and stories of those with schizophrenia, a mental illness that affects up to 1.1 percent of the world’s population and about 3.5 million Americans.
In the video below, each person features a different design on his or her face representing a form of stigma. On one man’s forehead it reads, “Nutter.” A woman chooses white face paint because, she says in the video, “A lot of us are invisible.”
They then wipe off the face paint, and talk about their experiences living with schizophrenia.
You also can watch the participants individual stories here.
Watch the video below: