Allie Burke first started seeing shadows when she was three years old but it wasn’t until she was in her mid-twenties that she was formally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
When it comes to mental illness, the day-to-day realities, challenges, and symptoms of living with these conditions are as varied as the people who have them.
VICE recently spent time with Burke to get a first-hand perspective of what her everyday life looks like and how she lives with mental illness.
Watch “My Life with Paranoid Schizophrenia” above and read the story at VICE.
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