The Mental Health Foundation focuses in on a particular topic every year for World Mental Health Day. This year’s World Mental Health Day took place on Friday and the charity chose to shine a light on schizophrenia. They define schizophrenia as a diagnosis given to some people who have severely disrupted beliefs and experiences. According to the World Health Organisation at least 26 million people worldwide live with this condition. An episode of schizophrenia can last for several weeks during which a person may lose touch with reality as their understanding of the outside world is seriously disrupted. The charity encourage us to find out more about schizophrenia and they have some excellent links to resources and stories about life with schizophrenia.