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    For example, schizophrenia. What stops them from speaking up for themselves? Or can some speak for themselves?
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    Because they are unaware that they have it? And what do you mean by speaking up for themselves?
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    (Original post by samina_ay)
    Because they are unaware that they have it? And what do you mean by speaking up for themselves?
    For example, I heard of someone who has a psychiatric disorder they committed a crime and they didn't explain the crime when it was important for them to do so.
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    (Original post by BlossomSerena)
    For example, schizophrenia. What stops them from speaking up for themselves? Or can some speak for themselves?
    Because society is poorly educated about mental health. Not just conditions like Schizophrenia and Bipolar but common mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, panic and PTSD.

    There is a lot of bigotry and lack of understanding by society including the government and DWP who fail to understand mental health conditions and that results in loss of benefits and homelessness, which is one of the reasons why so many mental health sufferers are likely to end up homeless or addicted to illegal drugs and alcohol.

    People also feel isolated. It's relatively easy telling someone you have a broken leg or cancer, but telling them you suffer, depression or PTSD might lead to hostility and prejudice. Mental health sufferers feel embarrassed by their condition an telling others is like saying they have HIV or Aids.
    Also people with mental health conditions get very little support or sympathy. If you have cancer everyone supports you.
 
 
 
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