Caption: Elizabeth Kenny, Credit: Holly Arsenault
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Elizabeth Kenny 

The Voice in Her Head

From: KUOW
Length: 14:52

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One night, Elizabeth woke to a voice in her head. She tried to ignore it, but it wouldn't go away. Elizabeth shares how a series of doctors, a long list of medications, and a concerned family helped her navigate the most harrowing 18 months of her life. Read the full description.

Elizabeth_kenny_small Elizabeth Kenny is friendly, outgoing and quick to laugh at herself. About 10 years ago, she was even more ebullient, described by her mother as "ridiculously optimistic." Back then, she was in her early 30s, working as a bartender and generally happy. Then, one night she woke to something that sounded like radio static. She ignored it, but the sound kept up for weeks, until one night she also heard a voice: 'Elizabeth. Elizabeth!' She held out for a few more weeks before she talked back to the voice. Elizabeth shares how a series of doctors, a long list of medications and a concerned family helped her navigate the most harrowing 18 months of her life. Elizabeth Kenny talks with KUOW's Jeremy Richards.

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Elizabeth Kenny is friendly, outgoing and quick to laugh at herself. About 10 years ago, she was even more ebullient, described by her mother as "ridiculously optimistic." Back then, she was in her early 30s, working as a bartender and generally happy. Then, one night she woke to something that sounded like radio static. She ignored it, but the sound kept up for weeks, until one night she also heard a voice: 'Elizabeth. Elizabeth!' She held out for a few more weeks before she talked back to the voice. Elizabeth shares how a series of doctors, a long list of medications and a concerned family helped her navigate the most harrowing 18 months of her life. Elizabeth Kenny talks with KUOW's Jeremy Richards.