**This seemed like the most logical place to put this thread. As usual, please move if necessary.**
Like a lot of people are right now, I am doing my morning rounds on the web. As usual, I visited The Lad Bible as part of my routine. Basically to get
a humour fix! I have mentioned this website before, and have mentioned that every now and then they put something up that is not humorous but more
This one was not a laughing matter.
Before I continue.. I want to say I do not see schizophrenia as a light subject. Although I have never experienced it at a personal level, I think
basic knowledge on the subject would tell you it can be a horrible thing. So I urge people not to take this woman's experience lightly.
So, the article I found was this...
*Please note, the original AMA turns out to be over a year ago, so if this has been discussed, I am sorry. I couldn't find a thread or I may have
The article explains the basics and picks out what they consider to be the best responses from the user. It tells us how a woman, who has
schizophrenia, did a Reddit AMA under the guise ErosPram. She goes into detail answering questions about the voices in her head and how her life is
affected and shaped by these voices. I imagine ATS will find one particular voice/person in her head most interesting...Demon.
Demon, as the name suggests. Is the horrible voice in her head. There are a couple more, Little and Blank, who seem to be nice to her, to the point
where even if she could get rid of the voices, she would NOT get rid of them.
Luckily, the Lad Bible posted a link to the FULL AMA page, which I am going through now. However, I thought this whole thing was an interesting
insight into the life of someone who has schizophrenia. I mean that in the nicest way possible. I am not here glorifying her life, I am simply sharing
her story in the hope we get a better insight into it and how it affects people.
Here is the full AMA:
ErosPram was asked to draw a picture of Demon, the nasty one. I have posted that picture below. I would post more from both sources, however I am not
too sure the content is suitable for ATS threads. So I will let the mods and more seasoned ATS'ers decide on that one in the comments.
What are your initial thoughts on what Demon looks like?
A final thought from me. For someone who doesn't have Schizophrenia, I will never truly understand what it is like to have fully blown people in my
head, just using my body. I can only help the woman continues to deal with her situation in the best way possible. By the sounds of it, her loving
boyfriend is helping a lot, so I hope even after a year since posting this, they are still together and continuing to progress happily and
So, what do you take from all this?