8 episodes

Welcome to Unseen & Unheard: the podcast aiming to change the way we see schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder by revealing the untold stories of those actually living with these illnesses. Each episode, we’ll hear from one of the millions of adults in the US going through life with these conditions. The hardships. The humanity. But also, the hope. Hosted by storyteller and public radio host Glynn Washington. All the artwork for this podcast was created by artists living with schizophrenia.

Unseen & Unheard is produced by PRX Productions and sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Learn more at www.UnseenUnheardPodcast.com.

Unseen & Unheard Unseen & Unheard

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 82 Ratings

Welcome to Unseen & Unheard: the podcast aiming to change the way we see schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder by revealing the untold stories of those actually living with these illnesses. Each episode, we’ll hear from one of the millions of adults in the US going through life with these conditions. The hardships. The humanity. But also, the hope. Hosted by storyteller and public radio host Glynn Washington. All the artwork for this podcast was created by artists living with schizophrenia.

Unseen & Unheard is produced by PRX Productions and sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Learn more at www.UnseenUnheardPodcast.com.

    Aviva

    Aviva

    A self-described “black sheep” in the Orthodox Jewish community, Aviva* found an unlikely home in the New York metal scene. A story of discovering who you are, and where you belong, in the throes of schizoaffective disorder.

    *Name has been changed to protect the privacy of those involved in this story.

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    • 42 min
    Swiyyah & Dederick

    Swiyyah & Dederick

    When Swiyyah and Dederick got married, her schizophrenia was a challenge they thought was under control. Until it wasn’t. Listen as they share their story of facing life’s many challenges with love, faith, and each other.

    This episode contains some, but not all, details about the care of Swiyyah and Dederick’s daughter following her birth due to the complicated nature of this time in their lives.

    Trademarks used herein are property of their respective owners.

    • 29 min
    Joshua

    Joshua

    A musician, comedian and storyteller, Joshua was on tour when mania and delusions threw him into a tailspin. This is a story about the boundary between creativity and schizoaffective disorder, and how one man traversed it to move forward.

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    • 45 min
    Ann

    Ann

    As a caregiver for her son living with schizophrenia, Ann never expected, in her late 40s, to receive a schizophrenia diagnosis herself. But hers is a story of surviving the unimaginable, both the harrowing and the hopeful, thanks to the support all around her.

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    • 30 min
    Ruby

    Ruby

    She sets off for college to discover who she is, only to have schizoaffective disorder threaten everything she thought she knew. This is Ruby’s story. One of finding yourself, and your voice, in the midst of mental illness.

    In this episode, Ruby discusses This Is My Brave, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering folks in recovery from mental illness and addiction. For more information, visit ThisIsMyBrave.org.

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    • 35 min
    Tim & Chrisa

    Tim & Chrisa

    A mother and son’s struggles with schizophrenia put their tight-knit family to the test. A story that proves “living with schizophrenia” applies to more than just those diagnosed with it.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

eg portland ,

Recommending to everyone I know

This podcast gives great insights into the struggles that people with mental illness and their families deal with. I also love that there is also happiness, humor and positivity. Glen asks the right questions being both curious and empathetic.

Blflan ,

Extremely important

I love Snap Judgement and Glynn Washington in general. I was extremely happy to hear him announce this podcast. I’ve worked with Mental Illness for most of my adult life, and have a family member who has schizophrenia.
Glynn allows his guests to stretch out and tell their own story without being confined to timed answers. Even after almost 35 years in the field I’m learning so much from the actual people who suffer through this, and of course, the family members who also suffer. Nobody goes through this alone. I believe this podcast is giving me perspective and valuable info so I can do a more thorough job at work.
Rock On Glynn!

HaroldJonesV ,

Will Change Your Perspective

Show is incredibly powerful in the most normal way possible, meaning that we hear directly from those with schizophrenia/schizo-affective disorder and others affected by loved ones with mental illness. Glynn does an amazing job of letting the guests speak in their own words, and their (the guests) various perspectives make me feel ever so slightly more understanding of the infinite ways that humans can experience this life.

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