Artist Shows What It’s Really Like to Live With An Upsetting Mental Condition
Unless you struggle with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, you really can’t grasp what it’s like to deal with it every day of your life.
And that’s why videos made by a man named Christopher Gilbert Grant help people who don’t suffer from mental illness have a better understanding of what life is like with schizophrenia.
Grant made the TikTok video below to show what it is like to hear voices. Take a look.
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Grant says he began experiencing schizophrenic symptoms around the age of 16.
He said, “Schizophrenia was the last thing I expected to deal with. Over the next few years, I began experiencing whispers that others couldn’t hear, and I experienced an avid sensation of being watched by ‘phantom eyes.’ It didn’t matter where I went, I just felt eyes all over me. Similar to social anxiety but 24/7 and increasingly heightened.”
People who viewed his videos on TikTok responded.
This person said they appreciated his work because it gave them a better understanding of people living with schizophrenia.
And this person who is a therapist said that the videos helped them better understand what their patients go through.
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