Kody Green (He/Him) is a 28 years old with a diagnosis of Undifferentiated Schizophrenia. Kody is a motivational speaker and content creator with over 1 million followers on TikTok. He has struggled in the past with drug addiction, incarceration, and serious mental health issues.
In order to be a better advocate and speaker, Kody has been trained as a peer support specialist, recovery coach and suicide prevention specialist.
Now, Kody shares his stories about his struggles and how to navigate through recovery, mental health issues, and life after incarceration. He chooses to pursue motivational speaking and mental health advocacy for schizophrenia awareness, drug recovery and second- chance opportunities because he has dealt with these struggles in his own life.
News Channel 19: Hometown Conversations: Support, not stigma for mental illness
"LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - As Wisconsin's chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) marks 40 years of helping people overcome affliction, advocates say it's important to treat mental health like physical health.
The goal, they hope, is to have normal conversations without stigmatizing those who suffer.
Known for his presence on the social media platform TikTok, Kody Green offers some advice for those who know someone who might be struggling and want to help."
News Channel 19: Viroqua man uses social media to advocate for Schizophrenia awareness
"VIROQUA, Wis. (WXOW) - Motivated by his struggles with Schizophrenia, Kody Green decided to learn from his illness live on TikTok and helped destigmatize people living with mental health illnesses. Green has one million followers on the interactive and video-centric app TikTok. He said he gained this following because he takes a unique approach to advocacy by showing people firsthand what it's like to live with Schizophrenia."
Winona Daily News: Viroqua resident gains 1M followers on TikTok by sharing his mental health experiences
"One Viroqua resident has taken to social media to educate people about what it’s really like to have schizophrenia. What first started as blog-like entries to share his experiences has now turned into a mission with a million followers for Kody Green."
"After my release from incarceration and my schizophrenia diagnosis, I thought there was nothing left for me. When I started sharing my story online, I did not think anyone would care. After gaining 1 million followers on social media, I realized how my struggles and my story could help others."
Kody J. Green