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I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia | Cecilia McGough | TEDxPSU

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Cecilia McGough puts a face to schizophrenia and helps empower college students through the upcoming nonprofit Students With Schizophrenia.
Students With Schizophrenia: http://sites.psu.edu/studentswithschi...
I Am Not A Monster: SCHIZOPHRENIA: http://sites.psu.edu/ceciliamcgough/

Cecilia McGough is an astronomer, activist, and writer as a Penn State Schreyer Honors College scholar pursuing a major in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Cecilia is the founder and current president of the Penn State Pulsar Search Collaboratory. She has been participating in pulsar research continuously since December of 2009, codiscovering pulsar J19301852 with the widest orbit ever observed around another neutron star, competing in the International Space Olympics held in Russia, and coauthoring her research in the Astrophysics Journal. Cecilia is a mental health activist in fighting against the negative stigma towards mental illness. She is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the soon to launch nonprofit Students With Schizophrenia which is the only nonprofit in the United States focused on empowering college students with schizophrenia.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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