The individual often experiences hallucogenic thoughts which are destructive to the individual’s mind, self esteem, and soul. Many refer to religion or another voice[s] controlling them. It is extremely distressing to the individual with carers having to react to unpredictable behaviour and statements. Schizophrenia has to be managed with prescribed medication as otherwise these individuals suffer with depression and paranoia.
Rethink [formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship]
National charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illness offering a wide range of services, a helpline, employment projects, supported housing, day services, and comprehensive information.
Web : www.rethink.org Tel : 0845 456 0455
A UK mental health service users group providing on line information and message boards.
Web : www.voicesforum.org.uk