This article from Vice.com is one of the best I have ever read. The writer explains in plain English what he was thinking, seeing, and feeling during this period of his life.
As a psychiatric nurse, I have had to watch this illness manifest but I never truly had any idea what my patient was really feeling. I knew from conversation what delusions or persecutions my patient was seeing or thinking about; never had a way inside his mind before until this article.
Please read this entire article. Please try to understand what this man is telling you. Schizophrenia is an illness that manifests in the mind. That doesn’t in any way take away the fact that it is an illness.
I wish I had read this article when I was still practicing. I believe it would have given me a different way to help my patients.
By Daniel Smith