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Anna is a young artist and OnTrackNY participant who began experiencing psychosis when she started college. With the support of her father and best friend, Anna discusses the role of creative expression in her recovery.
Ambar first experienced hearing voices while abroad in Spain, and at 19 she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. With the help of family, friends, OnTrackNY and other support programs she was able to return to school and in the future aspires to write a book about her experiences.
"I didn't know that I had empowerment, that I was a valid human being...I am very excited about the possibility for the future for myself in a way that I couldn't have imagined would have been possible without the FEP programs.”
"It's really helped for me to realize that things can get better, you can make improvements in your life. Nothing's easy at first but with practice and time and effort it becomes gradually easier. There is nothing you can't overcome.”
With the support from OnTrackNY and using music to cope, Sebastian gained the confidence to share his story to help others. Sebastian’s mother also shares her perspective on recovery and being part of OnTrackNY.
Finding hope and support with providers from the STEP clinic
This is a channel dedicated to increasing knowledge around schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and mental illness. These videos are intended to be a resource for people with the diagnosis, their loved ones, and for people who just want to learn more about the illness.