Mental Illness Challenges in America: A discussion with NAMI CA Executive Director Jessica Cruz.
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.
Today, we will 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.