An Acid Trip in college led to “never feeling the same again” - to actions to feed drug habits, to inner thoughts of suicide and harm, a diagnosis of schizophrenia, treatment - and now, a Master's Degree and full-time work.
The 3 Moms ask Ryan the questions our sons aren’t ready to answer.
“Being diagnosed with schizophrenia was my second chance at life in a very, very weird way.”
“Paranoia can be a deep, dark road, especially if you’re not aware of it. ”
“I'm very happy with where I'm at. It's enough, where I can recognize that I have an illness and that I am hallucinating but not enough where my hallucinations run my life.”
“The great part about reality is that it’s shared. I was not sharing with other people.”
" I will continue to listen to your podcast to understand the struggle my family goes through. In bits in pieces, of course, because too much of that at once could be an overload."
What helps Ryan: Advice to others with schizophrenia:
Who Are the 3 Moms?
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Randye Kaye -Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (“Ben Behind his Voices”)
Miriam Feldman – Artist, Mom, Author “He Came in With It”
Mindy Greiling – member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. Activist, Legislator, Author (“Fix What You Can“)