My name is Lauren and I started Living Well With Schizophrenia because I myself live with the diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. I am a social worker, and have just recently returned to school to work toward my Masters in Health Policy Research.
I have been a mental health advocate since a young age, and offer the unique perspective of having experience as a mental health professional and mental health researcher, combined with my own lived experience of mental illness. I have delivered talks with the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
I started the YouTube channel, ‘Living Well with Schizophrenia’, as a means to increase knowledge and compassion around schizophrenia and mental illness.