Schizophrenia: A Personal Story

A woman's blurry face in the dark as she appears to scream

A personal story from a woman living with schizophrenia, including her family’s dismissive reaction, handling hallucinations, interactions with the police, and the importance of treatment. The speaker empowers students through the organization Students With Schizophrenia, which provides community, education, and tools for advocacy.

“Cecilia is a mental health activist in fighting against the negative stigma towards mental illness. She is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the soon to launch non-profit Students With Schizophrenia which is the only non-profit in the United States focused on empowering college students with schizophrenia.”