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The Facts

1 in 100 people are affected worldwide by schizophrenia and onset is usually between the ages of 15-30. 

More than 139,000 live in Ontario.

5-13% living with schizophrenia die by suicide.

It’s important to know the signs about this often misunderstood and stigmatized mental illness.

By building supportive communities, we can help people living with schizophrenia live better lives.

With your help, we are able to provide vital programs, education, awareness and advocate for those living with mental illness. Your support makes a difference.

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What Is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, characterized by profound disruptions in thinking, affecting language, perception, and the sense of self. It often includes psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices or delusions. It can impair functioning through the loss of an acquired capability to earn a livelihood, or the disruption of studies.

Schizophrenia typically begins in late adolescence or early adulthood. Most cases of schizophrenia can be treated, and people affected by it can lead a productive life and be integrated in society.