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Cache Valley NAMI and Brain Disorders on Access Utah

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.1 Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.2 Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.3

We’ll talk about mental illness today. We’ll talk about the stigma associated with mental illness and ask whether attitudes are changing. We’ll explore diagnosis and treatment. And we’ll hear from a gentleman living with mental illness and from family members whose loved ones are living with brain disorders.

Our guests include Julie Andrew, Greg Andrew, Lisa Cornwell, and Nick Cornwell, all of whom are associated with the NAMI Cache Valley.