What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

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What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

For many of us, Hollywood is to blame for the inaccurate and often offensive stereotypes conjured in our minds when we think of a person living with Schizophrenia. 

That's why on this World Schizophrenia Awareness Day, The Quicky is speaking to a psychiatrist, a woman living with the condition, and another woman who cares for her husband, to break down the stigma and discuss what it's really like.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Jacob Round


Dr Matthew Cullen - Psychiatrist, and CEO and Founder of Chemist2U

Taylor* - Cares for her husband who is living with Schizophrenia

Laura - Ambassador for SANE Australia who lives with Schizophrenia

*Name has been changed for privacy.

For Support and More Information About Schizophrenia:

During this year’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week from May 23 – 29, SANE Australia is encouraging the community to ‘Discover More’ about the creative and passionate people living with Schizophrenia.

SANE Australia want Australians to look beyond the diagnosis, and celebrate the people living with Schizophrenia who have unique and powerful stories.

SANE Australia has a dedicated web page and social media content with blogs, articles, Instagram Q&A’s for the community to Discover More about the voices of lived experiences with Schizophrenia. Click here to Discover More.


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Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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