Rondal Cooper: Living with Schizophrenia


Rondal Cooper was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2010.  He has been employed at the US Post Office in the Bronx for the last seven years.  His diagnosis came as a relief, as it helped him better understand some of the things that were going on in his life.  Also, he quickly realized that substance abuse was making the symptoms worse.  

 

Part 25 - Showing Improvement and Sustainability 

 

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About Rondal Cooper

I have been employed at the US Post Office in the Bronx for the last seven years.  In 2010, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia while receiving treatment at a microprogram.
 
The news came as a relief, as it helped me understand some of the issues that were going on in my life.  My friends and family members had been starting to get concerned with my behavior.  I would experience paranoia and isolate myself (or even disappear) for extended periods of time.  Also, at the time of my diagnosis I realized that my problems with substance abuse were making the symptoms worse.  
 
Through hard work, therapy, and medication I am currently getting healthier everyday, and living a much more sustainable lifestyle.
 

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