When Ravi Sarin was in Grade 10, he thought marijuana use was responsible for his lack of concentration and paranoia. But after he stopped smoking pot, he experienced what he calls his “first psychotic break.
“My voices were so real. My paranoia was so real,” Sarin says. “It was a tumble downward that didn’t take very long.” With his family at his side, he was hospitalized multiple times and suicide was never far from his thoughts. “Basically, I lost my mind for seven years,” Sarin says. “I lost who I was.”
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