The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About
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Elfy Scott was thirteen when she came across some medication with her mum’s name on it. After Googling the name of it and seeing the words schizophrenia and psychosis, the ‘voices’ her mum often complained about hearing started to make sense. Schizophrenia is not uncommon, but often completely misunderstood by the general public. Elfy is a journalist who has written a book about this topic, The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About, and joins Mia on No Filter to discuss her own experiences with her mum’s schizophrenia, and whether the stigma around complex mental health issues can hold people back, even more so than the disorder itself. This is Elfy and her mum’s story. THE END BITS: With thanks to Elfy Scott. Buy The One Thing We've Never Spoken About. Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] Need more lols, info, and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here. Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at  Become a Mamamia subscriber: See for privacy information.
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