Mya's story


November 20, 2023

Mya Schiele was just 20 years old when she died from fentanyl poisoning on July 24, 2022. Her mother, Shani Reisnour, has used the pain of Mya's death as a catalyst to educate the public of the dangers of substance abuse, as well as to promote mental health awareness and teach others the tools to combat overdoses. (Courtesy photo)


"I don't think I could count the times I was so down on myself and cried wondering why God has to make me hurt so bad and what purpose do I have here. To numb the pain, I did drugs, because when I was high – there was no feeling."

- Mya Schiele, personal journal entry


From all appearances, Mya was your typical American teenager, with all the emotional highs and lows that come with t...

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