Ebony Chambers worked in mental health for years before her daughter experienced her first suicide attempt, and suddenly the entire family was thrust into crisis. “People often forget that families with children in crisis are in crisis themselves,” she points out. Navigating the Sacramento behavioral health system, Chambers quickly found
In March, as communities shut down, Robert Roca, M.D., and his wife brought home his 96-year-old mother-in-law from an assisted living facility. “Had she stayed, she would have been alone in her room all day with no visitors.” Soon his brother-in-law moved in, and so did his daughter and son-in-law.
Three years ago, Angela Kimball, the national director of advocacy and public policy at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), witnessed her thirty-year-old son experience a psychotic break. He’d struggled with bipolar disorder since childhood, but this was new. When Alex began living on his own, says Kimball, he
Weaving connections of support for her clients has been a primary driver for Alejandra Salinas. Not only because she feels it’s the right approach, but also because growing up, she experienced and witnessed the consequences of a fractured, siloed care system.
Kathryn Wood talks about how society's construct of toughness hinders mental wellness.