There's a lot of incorrect info out there about schizophrenia. Some of it is spread by movies or TV shows. Or sometimes people use stereotypes when talking about this mental illness.
Get the real story behind some common myths.
Myth #1: It means you have multiple personalities.
This is one of the biggest misunderstandings about schizophrenia. One poll found that 64% of Americans believe the condition involves a split personality -- which means someone acts like they're two separate people...
Smile, frown, or use facial expressions that fit the situation.
Talk as loudly or softly as needed.
You'll also learn skills that will help you with your treatment. These may include:
How to manage your medicines.
How to tell if your medicine is causing side effects and what to do.
How to know if you're having a relapse and what to do.
How to find the help you need.
To help you with these skills, your teachers may model them and then ask you to do the same with others in your class (role-playing). For example, you may role-play asking for help or interviewing for a job.