The inability to recognize one's own illness is the leading reason that people with severe mental illness do not adhere to treatment. In this video, learn about the condition, see how it looks and hear what is needed.
Bestselling author of "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," Pete Earley calls for better mental health services and an end to the imprisonment of persons with mental illnesses.
WHYT's Westchester On the Level. Hezi Aris interviews Kimberly Blaker, mother of a young adult son with serious mental illness. Blaker shares story of how she became aware of the burden that plagued her son and the problems to treatment and how The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act would improve treatment for her son.
Voices: Untold Stories of Mental Illness is an award-winning documentary of the lives of three people with serious mental illness. It intimately portrays their struggles and leaves viewers with an understanding of the complexities of such brain based diseases. It sets the stage for open discussion about public policy that currently falls far short of meeting the needs of the individual, the family who provides care, and society.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - At the same time as Vermont's prison population is shrinking, incidents of self harm and suicide are going up. One family is sharing the story in hopes of improving mental health care behind bars.