‘I Was Told I Was A Lifer’: One Woman’s Story Of Mental Illness, Recovery, And Doing Her Own Dishes
Amanda Farrell always wanted to get married and become a mom. But for a while, it looked like her mental health struggles might stand in the way of her dreams.
At StoryCorps, Amanda told her husband Craig about how she lost — and ultimately regained — control of her mental health.
Top photo: Craig and Amanda Farrell in September 2017. Courtesy of the Farrell family.
Middle photo: Craig and Amanda Farrell with their daughter Elorah in July 2019. Courtesy of the Farrell family.
Bottom photo: Amanda Farrell and Craig Farrell at their StoryCorps interview in Appleton, WI in July 2019. By Sylvie Lubow for StoryCorps.
Originally aired August 2, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition.