According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Schizophrenia is defined as, “a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.
It is a complex, long-term medical illness. The exact prevalence of schizophrenia is difficult to measure, but estimates range from 0.25% to 0.64% of U.S. adults.”
There are not too many movies and/or TV shows that display schizophrenia, especially in an accurate light. In the movie Call Me Crazy, we see a young law student start to experience different kinds of hallucinations and end up having to be hospitalized in order to get a hold of her mental illness and become a practicing lawyer.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma around schizophrenia, such as believing that