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Parenting & Schizophrenia Interview with Lauren - Living Well With Schizophrenia


In my interview with Lauren from Living Well With Schizophrenia we discuss some of the challenges of parenting while living with a diagnosis such as schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder. As a mental health advocate I aim to continue to empower you with information to change perspectives that is to fight the stigma of mental illness, and to connect. 

In short, Lauren and I talk about my experience in recovery and how I manage symptoms and crisis as a mother... This is the first of a few interviews that we did. 

To learn more about Lauren's advocacy and recovery story subscribe to her YouTube channel, and visit her website, Living Well With Schizophrenia: https://www.livingwellwithschizophrenia.org/

Thank you Lauren and Rob for the opportunity to provide insight into this much needed discussion for hope and awareness. For our viewers- thank you.



Comments

Chris said…
Brave you are Ashley to be open and honest about living with schizophrenia while raising your son.

In the current climate there is a lot of judgment about the choices people make and how we live.

You testimony will give women who want to have kids hope for doing so when they have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Again you are brave. A lot of outsiders would be critical of the choice you made.

Telling your story will give other peers the power to do what they know in their heart is the right choice for them.

Christina
Ashley Smith said…
Hi Christina,

I value your support on this touchy discussion. Thank you, Ashley

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