Please do not treat schizophrenics as lesser than you or like they’re animals to be stayed away from. That’s rude, awful behavior.
My grandmother had schizophrenia, and one day she decided she’d hold a knitting/Tupperware party for all the ladies in the neighborhood. She invited them to come over and had set everything up and was anticipating it. Nobody came. And you know why? Because of the stigma against her. Because she was thought of as “weird” and “not right” and “crazy”. Because all those people didn’t bother getting to know her. She was a loving, caring grandma who would have done anything for me and to think that people would act that way towards her is frustrating, and that people still act that way towards schizophrenics today.
Please don’t be ableist. Take the time to actually get to know someone with schizophrenia, they are probably a wonderful person who needs to be understood, not disregarded and disrespected.
(Now I am not schizophrenic myself, nor do I currently know anybody who is, so those who actually have it, please let me know if I should add more or if I worded something the wrong way! Thank you!)