Poet, peer support worker and advocate: How Amy Willans remade her life after a mental illness diagnosis

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Amy Willans was a driven nursing student and champion figure skater in 1996 when she became depressed and began to experience paranoid thoughts. She would eventually be hospitalized and diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now a published poet and an acclaimed peer support worker, she talks to Dr. Goldman about living with mental illness and her journey to recovery.

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