The TED Talk was given by Ms. Eleanor Longden, who in her youth was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
For everyone, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of excitement. That was until the voices in her head started speaking to her. Initially harmless, these internal voices became increasingly contending and demanding, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was removed by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden told the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and realized that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
After the talk was presented, the vice principle of LSR, Dr. Preeti Dhawan came up to the podium and congratulated the students of the Department of Psychology, LSR for the success of their endeavor. Dr. Dhawan pointed out that this endeavour has helped in promoting discussions on dormant domains and that mental illnesses should not be tabooed. She also expressed her wish for students to take up initiatives and projects, take ‘awareness’ forward and bring back the findings of these interventions into the MHAW forum. To end the assembly, she gave a heartious congratulations to all the students and wished them the best for their future endeavours.