experienced schizophrenia patients before. She has been working as a nurse for over ten years, and I felt I would gain the most information from her. I started out asking her to explain schizophrenia to me. Which schizophrenia could not be put into one simple definition. Before reading about schizophrenia I know nothing about the disorder, and was looking to gain knowledge on the subject. I always believed that people with schizophrenia were dangerous and could hurt you for no reason. A big problem we are dealing with are school shootings or massacres. In most cases they are saying that the person is suffering for a mental illness. A mental illness should not be a reason for a person going out to kill lots of people. Mental illness is being used as an excuse for people to get away with their wrong doing. But the truth is a person who does not suffer from a mental illness can also walk in a room full of people and start shooting. Once a person is defined as mentally ill, or diagnosed with schizophrenia they are suddenly dangerous. They are still people, and most live normal lives. People perceive schizophrenia, or people who suffer with the illness as crazies. I also learned that the symptoms of
the illness vary one person may suffer with hallucinations, while another hear voices. Schizophrenia have several parts and cannot be diagnosed from a single observation.