Not long after Eleanor Longden started college, she began to hear a voice narrating all her actions in the third person. At first it was a neutral voice, but after telling a friend about it who reacted in horror, Longden believed something must be wrong with her. She was hospitalized, diagnosed with schizophrenia, and the voices intensified and controlled her life. After a long struggle to get the care she needed, she was able to receive the help and compassion from others that she deserved. Most importantly, she became equipped with the tools and understanding to help herself, and eventually others. Longden went on to study psychology and now helps others on their journey to understanding and healing their inner voices. Read More.


Michigan Minds Empowered is made possible by Michiganders who have been personally touched by psychosis. We are supported by funds from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Fiduciary management provided by Network180, the Community Mental Health Authority for Kent County, Michigan.

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