Schizophrenia Awareness Week aims to highlight issues that affect people living with schizophrenia and mental illness in general.
In 2012, the focus is on the physical health of people affected by mental illness, and the fact that there is an up to 25 year difference in the life expectancy of people with mental illness when compared to the general public.
Schizophrenia affects about one person in 100 but is still one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. Read myDr to help separate the myths and realities (see related links).
Last Reviewed: 07 May 2012