A lot of people want the label "Schizophrenia" to be eliminated, to rename an entire disease. I know for a lot of people this sounds like the answer. But as an advocate and someone who has struggled with this label for more than half of my life I have to say "No" this isn't the answer. I plan to help diminish the stigma in my lifetime. Changing the label would only give the ignorant people the power THIS IS OUR WORD!! Schizophrenia does not control my life but it is a huge part of it. By changing the Label we are saying "you win, we give up you". I am owning my Illness and want to represent those throughout history who have suffered in silence.