November 2, 2018 11:46 am

Be warned: this video will probably make you feel uncomfortable, even after you’ve stopped watching it. It might be hard to believe that someone could simulate the experience of a mental disorder in a six-minute online video, but these schizophrenia inducing videos aim to do just that.

What is schizophrenia like? Schizophrenia videos answer the question in a direct, and surreal, way: by forcing people to experience what it’s like living with the disorder. It causes viewers to become disoriented, anxious, and even paranoid. Imagine trying to go about your everyday life while a vicious stranger constantly berates you from inside your own skull.

Schizophrenia is rare; less than 1% of the population is diagnosed with it. It’s also often misunderstood, and these videos help people understand what it’s like for individuals living with the disorder. If nothing else, they’ll definitely inspire empathy.

A Day In The Life Of A Person With Schizophrenia

Shot from the perspective of a person suffering from schizophrenia, this video allows viewers some insight into what it’s like living with a chronic mental illness. Watch and experience what it’s like to have chaotic voices bouncing around your head, constantly telling you how worthless you are, while convincing you that you are in perpetual danger.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella