From what I’ve heard and read, schizophrenia is a disabling condition, where it’s impossible for the person to know whether what he/she is seeing or thinking or hearing is real or not. It’s said that the schizophrenics are some of the most creative people!
How should I reply?
- Read the thoughts carefully to understand the emotions behind them.
- Take your time to think before your respond.
- Your words matter. Use them to show support.
- Try to be as honest and open-minded as possible.
- Personal responses go a long way in keeping the community kind, loving and empathetic.