World Schizophrenia Day is observed on May 24 every year. A number of myths surround schizophrenia because of which there are a number of misconceptions. Schizophrenia is well-known but most misunderstood mental illness. The term schizophrenia means split mind. The disorder can be extremely disruptive. Persons suffering from this mental disorder have weakened perception or expression of reality and significant social or occupational dysfunction. Schizophrenics demonstrate disorganized thinking and experiences delusions or hallucinations. Their ability to carry out everyday tasks and care for themselves or others is largely impacted. The disorder also makes it difficult for them to maintain relationships.