Inside Schizophrenia is a long-form monthly podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. It provides a unique perspective on life through the lens of people living with schizophrenia and psychosis. New episodes are published once a month, available on your favorite podcast player.

Each episode features a conversation between cohosts Rachel Star Withers and Gabe Howard about schizophrenia, and an interview with someone with lived experience with schizophrenia, a family member or caregiver, a first responder, or an expert to help us understand schizophrenia in a more meaningful way.

Schizophrenia and Incarceration

The U.S. correctional system is responsible for having 10 times the number of mentally ill patients receiving treatment than any state psychiatric hospital. People with serious mental disorders are 4 times more likely to be incarcerated for minor charges, such as disorderly conduct. Inmates with schizophrenia also remain in prison longer than others. Host Rachel Star Withers and cohost Gabe Howard examine the effect prison has on people with schizophrenia.

Schizoaffective Disorder vs. Schizophrenia

What are the differences between schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia? While they both share the prefix “schizo,” they’re two separate diagnoses.