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VIDEO: How Buddhist chanting helps Lisa Maria Cruz thrive with schizophrenia

Liz Van Verth and Andy Golebiowski

Lisa Maria Cruz has schizoaffective disorder and bipolar schizophrenia with a mood disorder. At the age of 31, Cruz started doing a form of Buddhist chanting which she says changed her life. As part of WBFO’s Mental Health initiative, Cruz talked to reporter Nick Lippa about how chanting impacts her on a day-to-day basis.

As part of WBFO’s Mental Health initiative, we offer stories of stigma and struggle, an inside look at mental illness and its impacts.

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