My experience with schizophrenia - as patient and researcher

What does recovery mean? Studies that actively involve persons with lived experience of mental illness help both researchers and patients

While living in a psychotic episode was tough, the real challenge began when the delusions and paranoia went away.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

One of my worst memories is being seated on a wheelchair at the emergency room of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

I was 25 years old and floridly psychotic. There is never a convenient time to fall sick, but I count myself lucky to be surrounded by my loved ones and had access to quality mental healthcare services when I did eight years ago.

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