WELCOME TO OUR PODCAST SERIES, FINDING MENTAL HEALTH
The host of the podcast series, mental health advocate and filmmaker Delaney Ruston MD, speaks with researchers, authors, people with lived experience and others about what’s working in our lives and communities to improve mental health.We would love to hear your reactions to the podcasts and ideas for new ones. Click here to let us know!
PODCAST 1 – interview with JESSIE CLOSE. click on the arrow below
Delaney talks with Jessie Close, who alongside her sister, actress Glenn Close, founded Bring Change 2 Mind, to fight stigma surrounding mental illness. Jessie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 45 and recalls that “even with so much evidence I didn’t want to believe I had a mental illness. I thought maybe I was faking it.” She discusses the devastation her illness caused before she got appropriate care, her son’s plight with schizo-effective disorder, her advocacy campaign with her sister and her upcoming memoir, Resilience.
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