~ I live in a Western Country with well trained psychiatrists and therapists.
~ I’m white and middle class.
~ I have a college degree and a deeper understanding of my illness.
~ I have good health insurance.
~ I can afford my medications.
~ I have a family that has helped me pay my therapist out of pocket instead of one that my insurance would cover.
~ I have a roof over my head and food to eat.
~ I have a support system.
~ What if I had been poor with no insurance and lacking a support system? Would I be homeless and not medicated? Would I be the “crazy” person talking to himself on the street corner?
~ Having schizophrenia is difficult enough sometimes seemingly impossible, but I can’t imagine how hard and how different my life would be if I wasn’t privileged.
~ I’m no better than anyone else with schizophrenia, just privileged to be born into my social class and all the perks that come with it.
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