Schizophrenia is, like many illnesses, an illness of degree, ranging from almost wholly divorcing a person from reality as we know it to persons earning doctoral degrees and teaching at a university - and every stage in between.

"Wear Green Day" is Thursday. People are invited to wear green to show support and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Personally, I prefer to educate people who have been taught there is a stigma, who have been taught that prejudice.

Harold A. Maio

Fort Myers, Fla.