I want to make a character that has a mental disability like schizophrenia, but I don't want to make them insane or dangerous like they do in movies, what do you suggest I do?
I would suggest you do heavy research into the disorder and what living with it is truly like. My best friend is schizophrenic, so I can confirm that it’s not insanity and panic all the time and plenty of danger. For some, it affects relationships more, as they have delusions rather than hallucinations. She believes certain people behave to her in a certain manner when such a thing was never intended or even would be mistaken by most. In addition, if the person is aware and has medications and therapy and all, someone with schizophrenia can lead a completely normal life and have control over their disorder!