Speaker Eleanor Longden is a psychologist who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was in college. Longden spent years receiving treatment for her condition before finding her way back to mental health. She has given speeches on her approach to schizophrenia.
Longden went on to earn a master's degree in psychology. Her goal is to help others with schizophrenia deal with their condition. She felt scared and judged after being diagnosed, and strives to help others avoid feeling this way. She aims to help people understand their conditions.
In a speech about schizophrenia, Longden discusses how she believes the voices in her head were offering insight about traumatic life events and solvable emotional problems.