Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that is characterized mainly by distortion from reality. It affects how someone thinks, behaves and feels. Schizophrenia is a global burden, as many people have stigma towards schizophrenic patients even though the disease is not contagious.
This article (Comprehending, managing and healing psychological trauma) was first published in the NewTimes Rwanda. Psychological trauma is a type of harm to the mind that occurs as a result of a brutally distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds a persons ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.