This exhibit was created by a group of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The text comes from interviews we conducted with other people who have schizophrenia.
The main theme of our book is the tension between care and control in our relationships with medical and housing service providers.
People who care for us want to help us, but they also have authority and power over us. A relationship intended to be positive, enabling, and empowering is at the same time controlling and disempowering.
The exhibit was designed by Colin McDonald and produced by Dr. Barbara Schneider, Faculty of Communication and Culture.
Cindy Calderbank, Claude Mathieu, Dale Sibernagel, Dana Nickerson, George Benson, Jamal Ali, Jeff Derry, Ken Lucas, Laurie Arney, Mark Sunderland, Mary Mitchell, Michele Misurelli, and Suzan Desserud are members of the Unsung Heroes Peer Support Group at the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, Calgary Chapter.