I understand why some people are displeased with the label of “Schizophrenia.” But what else are we supposed to call it? The symptoms are not a series of “quirks.” And we cannot discount the experience of psychosis. We are not simply people who don’t conform to society. This is a true sickness whether you believe it to be a sickness of mind or spirit OR it is just the way we are wired and need assistance in traversing society as it is. It is a label that is not to be handed out lightly but it does define a very real experience.