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How I've lived with schizophrenia

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schizophrenia for just over 20 years now, and it’s been both a blessing and a curse.“All the pain, paranoia, voices and horrid thoughts that have come into my head have made me who I am today”A mate of mine asked me a while ago if all the positives that have come out of my journey with mental illness have been worth all the trauma I experienced when I was younger. ‘I’d never been asked that question before and it really made me think.

Although I know the answer is more complex than just ‘yes or no’, if I had to pick a side, the answer would be….. Well yes!All the pain, paranoia, voices and horrid thoughts that have come into my head have made me who I am today and without them I know I wouldn’t be here.I don’t know what it’s like not to.

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