Here's just a snippet:
"About me. Well, I am normal (we have established that. Or haven't we?!) but I was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young person and that still affects my perception of myself. I feel quite strongly that this label is wrong - not for me in particular, but for everyone who is afflicted with it. Because anyone can suffer emotional distress for a variety of reasons (there always are reasons) and anyone can break down - and anyone can also recover. But the label of schizophrenia doesn't allow for recovery - even if, like me, you haven't had to take medication for twelve years and you have no symptoms of mental ill-health (social anxiety is not schizophrenia).
Which means that those people who do recover - which is more than you would think - stay very quiet about the fact that they were ever diagnosed. Which gives the others with the same label - and people are still being given this label today - very little hope for their own futures. "
Read the rest of Louise's post here