GOOD SIDE OF BAD
Our mission with this film is to motivate individual and societal change
to help end the silence and stigma around mental illness.
Good Side of Bad touches on our shared human experience of disconnectedness and how reconnecting to each other is ultimately
the best way to help one another
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder
affecting 20 million people worldwide.
Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behavior. Common experiences include hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not there) and delusions (fixed, false beliefs).
Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance.
People with schizophrenia are 2-3 times more likely to die earlier than the general population. This is often due to preventable physical diseases, such as metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease, and infections.
Stigma, discrimination, and violation of human rights of people with schizophrenia are common.
Facilitation of assisted living, supported housing and supported employment are effective management strategies for people with schizophrenia. - World Health Organization