Understanding Schizophrenia

Symptoms By Mayo Clinic staff There are several types of schizophrenia, so signs and symptoms vary. In general, schizophrenia symptoms include: Beliefs not based on reality (delusions), such as the belief that there’s a conspiracy against you Seeing or hearing things that don’t exist (hallucinations), especially voices Incoherent speech Neglect of personal hygiene Lack of […]

Schizophrenia, An Opportunity to Love

Do you know someone who seems like he or she has “lost touch” with reality? Does this person talk about “hearing voices” no one else can? Does he or she see or feel things no one else can? Does this person believe things that aren’t true? Sometimes people with these symptoms have schizophrenia, a serious […]

Paranoia for Beginners

A person who is paranoid has fears, such as being watched, harmed or poisoned. He or she does not trust others and is suspicious that others are “out to get” him or her. It is normal to wonder if people are talking about you when you hear them whispering as you walk into a room. […]

Understanding Self-Destruction

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”   Proverbs 8:35-36 “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.”  Dorothea Brande  * “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the […]