Home Health Literacy, Health Education & Promotion World Schizophrenia Day 2019 : “Do what you can do”

World Schizophrenia Day 2019 : “Do what you can do”

World schizophrenia day is marked around the world each year on 24 May.  Various organizations and advocacy groups organize program and campaign to raise awareness about Schizophrenia.

This year, the theme adopted for World Schizophrenia Day is “Do what you can do”, with a focus on fighting the stigmas associated with the condition.

Key facts (WHO)

  • Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide.
  • Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. Common experiences include hallucinations – hearing voices or seeing things that are not there and delusions – fixed, false beliefs.
  • Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance.
  • People with schizophrenia are 2-3 times more likely to die early than the general population. This is often due to preventable physical diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease and infections.
  • Stigma, discrimination and violation of human rights of people with schizophrenia is common.
  • Schizophrenia is treatable. Treatment with medicines and psychosocial support is effective.
  • Facilitation of assisted living, supported housing and supported employment are effective management strategies for people with schizophrenia.



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