A Roof Over Your Head: Mental Health in Trying Times

Aug 19, 2020, 03:23 PM

There are many stigmas that surround mental illness. Because of these stigmas, paired with the lack of mental health resources, many fail to receive the treatment they need. This can wreak havoc on individuals and families, leaving them overwhelmed caring for a loved one that they do not know how to help. When a support system is not available, those with mental illness are vulnerable to homelessness and incarceration.
In the latest episode of the Doorsteps Podcast, Dr. Cody Price is joined by Terry Russell, Executive Director of NAMI Ohio, a grassroots organization advocating for mental health issues. Since 1982, NAMI Ohio has affected public policy and legislation regarding care of those affected by mental illness. The organization works to educate the public on stigmas, how to support those with mental illnesses and available resources.