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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 that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves and is one of the top 15 leading causes of disability worldwide. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality, which can be distressing for them and for their family and friends. The symptoms of schizophrenia can make it difficult to participate in usual, everyday activities, but effective treatments are available. Many people who receive treatment can engage in school or work, achieve independence, and enjoy personal relationships. 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 and graphic into a tweet, email, or post. 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

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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 disrupt everyday life. Know the signs and symptoms:  #shareNIMH

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Understanding Psychosis

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Psychosis refers to a collection of symptoms that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality. A first episode of psychosis often occurs in young adulthood when a person is in their late teens to mid-20s. 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

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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

Use videos to educate others

Click “Copy link” to copy the video URL and post these videos on social media, or embed  them on your website.

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Last Reviewed: April 2024