If you do not have schizophrenia there is not really a way to explain what it is or how it truly feels with words. If you have ever met or known someone who has schizophrenia you know it is something that should not be taken lightly and is quite unsettling if the person is off of their medication.
For those who have never even heard of schizophrenia, it is a mental illness that involves breaking down the relationship between thought, emotions, and behaviors. This leads to a faulty perception of everything including inappropriate actions and feelings. A person with schizophrenia will likely withdraw from reality and become a prisoner to his or her fantasies and delusions. However, with that being said, this is a more rare disorder that only affects about one percent of the population.
The video below was shot from the perspective of a person who was suffering from this disorder and allows some insight into what really goes on with someone living with a chronic illness like this one. Make sure the room is quiet and dark when you watch this video so that you can really experience the full effects of it. Schizophrenia takes away who you are and holds you captive inside your own mind. I would not wish it on my worst enemies.
The chaotic voices and delusions are just far too much for me to fathom. While those who suffer from schizophrenia can get treatment and live perfectly normal lives you should always be aware of the struggles they are going through. After taking the time to check out the video let us know what you think. Mental illness is not a joke and it is about time we all begin taking it much more seriously.