n Mental Health Matters - Living with… schizophrenia

Volume 2, Issue 2
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My name is Kathy and my journey living with schizophrenia began 33 years ago when I was in my last year of high school in Virginia in the Orange Free State. At 17 years old I started to become delusional, but not in a true schizophrenia-like sense. I felt I was too fat, even though I wasn't. I started being very selective about what I would and wouldn't eat. Eventually Pro Vita biscuits with butter and peanut butter seemed to be the right choice and that's what I lived on.

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