Remember: People are not their disease.
Behavior is not the illness, but rather a response to symptoms of
schizophrenia such as:
I will change my language from Behavioral or Mental disorder to Brain illness.
I will educate others to change their language from Mental illness to Brain illness.
I will not use stigmatizing, discriminatory, or derogatory language related to Brain illnesses.
I will encourage my peers, family members, and colleagues to advocate when they see discriminatory language or practices in the media or in public.
I will advocate for people with Brain illnesses to have equal and comprehensive healthcare.
I will treat all people with Brain illnesses with respect and compassion.