When experiencing symptoms like being paranoid and delusional, schizophrenia can be a rather terrifying experience. In my experience, it feels like schizophrenia amplifies your fears in every waking moment of your life.
Not only amplify, but concocts new ones to help ruin your day. In my years of having this paranoia and these delusions, my best tool for managing them is confronting them head-on.
To me, paranoia and delusions are fear knocking on my door. Instead of turning off the lights and hiding in the corner, I open the door and say, “yes, may I help you?” If you’re not familiar with how one might experience delusions, check out this post where I talk about what it’s like to have them.Read more on themighty.com