It is important to educate others about mental illness because that’s the only way we are going to break the stigma. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much research on schizoaffective disorder. Many of us must research schizophrenia and the mood disorder separately and find the pieces that fit. My doctor assured me that this is a genetic condition that wasn’t caused by me or anyone else. I just happen to have a rich family history of mental illness, including schizophrenia. All I can do here is start a conversation so that is what I will do. Hopefully, I can reach others that are suffering, because WE ARE NOT ALONE.