Schizophrenia, madness, insanity, or condition lacking humanity,
Desperate for understanding, starving for support, Carers soldier on tired, anxious, and totally stressed the threads of pleasure long gone,
But lets not talk about it, talking is not allowed,
With the alienation of a leper we stand alone in the crowd,
Though sadness and shame lace disbelief throughout
each waking day,
Compassion and understanding rarely comes our way
The sufferers deserve some justice recognition for their strength,
Carers need support with the way their lives are spent,
Can we dissolve these misconceptions that makes it so
taboo,
Our shame is borne of prejudice our secrecy is borne
of stigma,
We must tear down all the barriers creating this enigma

(from "Schizophrenia - Through the maze....")