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Digital Shareables on Schizophrenia

Use these resources to raise awareness about schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness and one of the top 15 leading causes of disability worldwide. The disorder is characterized by alterations to a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which can include a loss of contact with reality known as psychosis. These symptoms typically emerge in adolescence or early adulthood and can be persistent and disabling when left untreated, interfering with a person’s ability to engage in typical school, work, and social activities. For more information on schizophrenia, visit the health topic page or view the available brochures.

Help raise awareness about schizophrenia by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about schizophrenia. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

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Let’s Talk About Schizophrenia

Help raise awareness about schizophrenia by sharing information and materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. #shareNIMH

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Schizophrenia: Know the Signs and Symptoms

People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, but the symptoms can be very disabling. Know the signs and symptoms: #shareNIMH

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Understanding Psychosis

The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality. Psychosis often begins when a person is in their late teens to mid-twenties. Learn more: #shareNIMH

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Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Program - Schizophrenia (AMP® SCZ)

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership® program (#AMP®) in schizophrenia will speed the research needed to develop tools to improve the lives of all of those affected by this complex medical condition. Learn more at #shareNIMH

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Early Psychosis Intervention Network

The NIMH-supported Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) is a broad research initiative that aims to develop models for the effective delivery of coordinated specialty care (CSC) services for early psychosis. Learn more about EPINET: #shareNIMH

Help for Mental Illnesses

Help for Mental Illnesses

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If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: #shareNIMH

Learn More About Schizophrenia

Last Reviewed: September 2022