Schizophrenia is unfortunately, and unfairly, one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented mental health conditions. In reality, it is not a case of having a 'split personality' or being an aggressive individual. Have a read of the six common schizophrenia myths being dissected and corrected here.

Symptoms of schizophrenia can include;

  • Auditory or visual hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren't there)

  • Unusual beliefs that are not true (delusion)

  • Lack of personal hygiene

  • Unwillingness to socialise

  • Lack of interest in usual activities

Do you think you have, or know someone who has schizophrenia? Click the buttons below for further information around support.

Please note, this information is not intended to encourage people to self-diagnose. Please seek help from a medical professional if you feel that you need support with your mental health.

If you need urgent mental health support please contact Samaritans on 116 123. If your life is in danger, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. There is no shame in asking for help.