Margalea Warner has been living with schizophrenia since she was in her 20’s. When she was first starting to have symptoms, life was hard.
“I had depression as a teenager, and as a college student. I had a very serious suicide attempt my freshman year that I survived,” she explains.
“But then my senior year, I heard voices in my head telling me to jump into the Potomac River, and I obeyed them."
“My life became more and more unmanageable, and my mother took me to our family doctor who was sure I was on drugs. I wasn’t. It was my illness.”