Our team at The AJ Fernandez Foundation is dedicated in not only preserving AJ's memory but also honoring it, by striving to find a cure for Paranoid Schizophrenia, raising funds for mental health facilities and bringing awareness to Paranoid Schizophrenia and mental illness associated suicides. Paranoid Schizophrenia is largely misunderstood and we hope to educate the public on the disease and the affects it has on not only those diagnosed, but also on their families. Our organization provides a supportive community for those affected by Schizophrenia and loss and encourage those who are suffering to get in contact with us.
Paranoid Schizophrenia is a subtype of Schizophrenia and is the most common Schizophrenia type, with 1.5 million people being diagnosed each year. Patients tend to have delusions, auditory hallucinations and delusions of personal grandeur. An individual with Paranoid Schizophrenia may spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking up ways of protecting themselves and others from their persecutors. Schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment and involves a combination and medications and psychological and social therapy. Of those diagnosed with Schizophrenia, an estimated 20% to 40% attempt suicide and 5% to 13% complete the act. Compared to the general population, those diagnosed with schizophrenia have a more than eight-fold increased risk of suicide.
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If you would like a look inside the mind of Schizophrenia, please view the video below. It is recommended that you watch the video with headphones for the full effect. Before watching, please ensure that you pause the background music by clicking the pause button on the left side of the screen.
WARNING: this video may be difficullt or disressing to watch