Today is World Schizophrenia Awareness Day, and Peer Connections Manitoba Community Peer Support Worker for Dauphin and outlying regions Eleanor Snitka says it's important to address some of the misconceptions around schizophrenia.

"What people need to know is that people with schizophrenia can recover, and they can recover to live very functional lives," Said Eleanor, "They can find a purpose in life, they can hold jobs and become volunteers. Recover means finding our potential and leading a full life."

Find out more about schizophrenia awareness day on Peer Connections Manitoba's Facebook page here.