The Schizophrenia Commission, an independent group of experts, has released a report on a year-long inquiry it conducted which looked into schizophrenia care in England. The results of the report “The Abandoned Illness” make for extremely interesting reading. But as interesting as they are they will by no means come as a shock to anyone who, like myself, suffers from Schizophrenia…
“The poor quality of care offered to people with psychosis is particularly shameful because, in the last two decades, we have made great strides in understanding mental illness.”
Is just one quote from the report.
“We want an end to the discrimination faced by people with mental illness. 87% of service users reported experiences of stigma to our commission – these can often be worse than the symptoms themselves.”
The report does seem ( my apologies as I am only part way through reading it as yet) to be a very interesting read for anyone who is interested in this subject.
A Full copy of this 88 page report can be downloaded from the Schizophrenia Commission Website here and I have today written to them asking permission to upload a copy to this site’s Resources page so that we can also make it available to folk.
I would also like to encourage ALL members who use Twitter or Facebook please do visit the commission’s “what you can do” page and share a link. I have and this post will also be published on Facebook.
I am awaiting their response and will keep you posted.