Demystifying schizophrenia: Cultural interpretations across the world

September 23, 2021

People with schizophrenia oftentimes have unmet medical and social needs in our communities. Join Neighborhood House staff member, Vince Medrano, on uncovering some of the various cultural interpretations of schizophrenia and how it affects our communities.

Vince Medrano (he/him/him) is a community health epidemiologist at Neighborhood House. He is also a Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Vince is passionate about working with people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, particularly in marginalized communities. During his foundation practicum at Western State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Lakewood, Vince had the opportunity to work with people with psychosis. He will be doing his advanced practicum at the Center for Independence, where he will work with youth and young adults with disabilities. During his free time, Vince likes to chat with friends, paint, and hang out with his cat, Booger. One thing that inspires Vince is that although we don’t all share the same life experiences, the emotions we go through are universal and that in itself can help us foster connections with one another. 


Thank you everyone for joining us! The recording from the event is now available.