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Breaking the stigma: talkschizophrenia tweetchat

World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day (#WMHD17), we have collaborated with Janssen to host an hour long tweetchat on 10th October focusing on schizophrenia. If you have been affected by or are interested in this condition, we welcome you to take part.

The aim of the tweetchat is to explore the impact of schizophrenia and to address the stigma surrounding this condition. We hope to encourage more open discussions between healthcare professionals and patients living with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is described as a severe long-term mental health condition. It causes a range of different psychological symptoms including hallucinations, delusions, muddled thoughts based on hallucinations or delusions and changes in behaviour.

There are many misconceptions around schizophrenia, which can do much to worsen many people’s experiences of the condition. In order to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with schizophrenia, education and awareness around the condition is essential.

Throughout the session we will discuss living with schizophrenia, including its impact on patients, carers and their relationship with healthcare professionals. We very much welcome and encourage your comments and the sharing of your personal experience.

The tweetchat will be hosted on Tuesday 10 October, to run for 1 hour (start time 12:00 BST / 13.00 CET). It’s very easy to get involved. Simply tweet using the hashtag #TalkSchizophrenia, and feel free to post your questions or opinions and invite anyone you know who might be interested in the event. To read more about the tweetchat please visit this page.

We look forward to chatting with you! Join us on our twitter page on the 10th.

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