Scientists know a lot more today about mental illness than we did a generation ago. But UC Berkeley psychology professor Stephen Hinshaw says that social attitudes toward mental illness have not kept up with the advances in research. Hinshaw joins us to discuss the urgent need to destigmatize mental health issues so that more people can access the help they need. Hinshaw will also talk about his memoir, “Another Kind of Madness," which explores his experience growing up with a psychotic father, whose illness was kept a secret for 18 years.
Stephen Hinshaw, author, “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness”; professor of psychology, UC Berkeley; professor of psychiatry, UC San Francisco
Resources Mentioned on Air:
- Bring Change to Mind
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): includes In Our Own Voice project, crisis lines, etc.