Originally broadcast on December 14, 2023
This is a critically important time for Dr. Ken Duckworth as the chief medical officer for NAMI— the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It’s the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Yet the holidays often bring increased instances of depression, which is especially troubling for a country already experiencing the highest rates of suicide in over 80 years.
Dr. Duckworth joins hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter to discuss Wellness Recovery Action Plans and a new NAMI effort to encourage people to be “more open, accepting and proactive” when it comes to taking care of their mental health.
They also talk about 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which marked its first anniversary this summer.
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