We’re excited about this Spotlight Podcast — In this Fireside chat from the SXSW Conference in Austin Texas, Schizophrenia Advocate, Kody Green, shares about his life with schizophrenia, his struggles with addiction and the Unseen and Unheard Podcast! Real life schizophrenia stories are discussed as Kody shares about his issues with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia, that eventually led to his diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Johnson&Johnson sponsored this chat and this conversation and Q/A took place in the J&J Lounge at SXSW in 2024.

Kody Green is 28 years old with a diagnosis of Undifferentiated Schizophrenia. Kody is a motivational speaker and content creator with over 1 million followers on TikTok. He has struggled in the past with drug addiction, incarceration, and serious mental health issues. In order to be a better advocate and speaker, Kody has been trained as a peer support specialist, recovery coach and suicide prevention specialist. Now, Kody shares his stories about his struggles and how to navigate through recovery, mental health issues, and life after incarceration. He chooses to pursue motivational speaking and mental health advocacy for schizophrenia awareness, drug recovery and second- chance opportunities because he has dealt with these struggles in his own life.

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