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Mental Illness Challenges in America

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Millions of Americans are affected by severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and also everyday mental health challenges such as anxiety and stress. In this episode, we discuss the issues surrounding these illnesses and provide valuable information and resources. First, we’ll hear from John and how severe mental illness impacted his family’s life as a caregiver to his spouse, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Then, we will talk with Jessica Cruz, chief executive officer of the California chapter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about how to work through these issues, the challenges presented, the resources available, and some helpful tips about what people and families in similar situations can do.

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  1. My mother has been bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, for the past 40 years. She is now 69 years old and is getting worse. My mother, has tried to many to count medications that do not work anymore. Most of these medications are old meds back in the 80’s. I need help on what to do. I know she has already been in and out of hospitals many times and we are back to square one, nothing seems to work. Please advise.

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