Life in a False World of Schizophrenic Delusions

December 28, 2011 Holly Gray

I love to pop some popcorn and watch an unassuming protagonist discover that his friends, his family, his whole life is not quite what it seems, and then go about the dangerous business of solving the mystery that has become his reality. Others may try to convince the hero that he’s confused or delusional, but part of what I love about a good psychological thriller is that the hero is always vindicated in the end. And while there are real people whose lives are as filled with conspiracy and intrigue as a box office hit, many of them are living in a false world made up of schizophrenic delusions. And it’s not a glamorous world. It’s a world fueled by mental illness, by the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Living with Schizophrenic Delusions

Dan Hoeweler is the author of the Creative Schizophrenia blog. He knows firsthand what it’s like to live in your own personal psychological thriller and survive to tell the tale. He joined us on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show to describe his schizophrenia symptoms and their impact on his life.

dan-hoeweler-150x150Like some people suffering from Schizophrenia, I have been homeless, I have abused alcohol and have slept on people’s porches and couches for extensive periods of time while suffering the incredible pain and horror behind this mental illness. I am here today to bring hope to those who have none. To say that even a life with great pain can have great meaning, and that even a homeless alcoholic schizophrenic can become a much better person.

Watch the video interview and learn more about Dan’s experiences with schizophrenia and how he found life beyond schizophrenic delusions.

Share Your Experience with Schizophrenic Delusions

Have you been diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder? Have you been living with schizophrenic delusions? We invite you to call us and share your thoughts and experiences with us at 1-888-883-8045. (Info about Sharing Your Mental Health Experience here.) You can also leave your comments below.

APA Reference
Gray, H. (2011, December 28). Life in a False World of Schizophrenic Delusions, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 14 from

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