Have you seen any person being termed as “mad” by the public?
He doesn’t know what is going on around him. The way he behaves and talks seems like he is in a fantasy world. Sometimes he is poetic. He seems to be disconnected from the present or the reality.
He looks dirty & unclean & sometimes semi naked. He roams around without a sense of direction as to where to go. He keeps seeing & responding to some person “invisible”. He keeps talking or laughing to himself.
He is affected by Schizophrenia, a person with psychiatric illness.
These people have been a real source of entertainment to children, public, media etc., or targets of abuse. In India these people are labeled as evils to induce some fear in children for moral correction.
Not aware about oneself and not being connected to reality is called as Psychosis.
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world.
Why such a disastrous state for these people which damages their self- respect and their identity as a “human” among us?
Lets change our attitude towards them!