The tale of Tamedo: an inside look at a streetperson with mental illness

As a psychiatrist, one of the commonest things I find (besides people wondering why I chose psychiatry) is that a lot of people often think mental illness is “out there.” Something that happens to white people. Or rich people. Or people with nothing better to do. Or people who abuse hard drugs. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. […]

What to do if someone you know has schizophrenia

In my last couple of posts, I talked about what schizophrenia is, and how you can recognise it in yourself or those you love. In this last post in the miniseries, I want to talk about what you can do after a diagnosis of schizophrenia. (If you haven’t read the previous posts, you might want to go back and check them out first. Don’t […]

How to recognise schizophrenia in yourself or someone you love

This is the second in a short series of posts on schizophrenia which I’m writing in commemoration of the theme for the 2014 World Mental Health Day (October 10): “Living With Schizophrenia.” If you haven’t read my first post, you can find it here. (The link opens in a new tab, so you’ll have no problem […]

Schizophrenia: The mental disorder people call “madness”

October 10 every year is World Mental Health Day, and the theme for this year is Living With Schizophrenia. In commemoration of the theme, I will be talking about schizophrenia in this post, and in the follow-up posts. Olujimi wasn’t sure when it started, but he knew for sure by the middle of March that something […]

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