The Ridiculous Things People Have Said to Me Because I'm Schizophrenic

Being schizophrenic and being open about it, has positive and negatives. Most of the time, people praise me for being so honest about having a mental illness. However, I often get asked — or get told — some really dumb f*cking sh*t, so I made an infographic about it for Schizophrenic.NYC. Check it out below!

The Dumb Fucking shit people have said to me infographic

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