New Book Gives Voice to San Francisco's Homeless and Mentally Ill

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As former chief of psychiatry at San Francisco General, Dr. Robert Okin treated countless homeless patients. He wanted to know more about how these patients lived, so he took to the streets. He spent two years collecting stories and taking photographs, which have been published in a new book called "Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street." Okin joins us to discuss the book and a new approach to treating mental illness and working to solve homelessness.

Excerpt of "Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street"

Guests:

Robert Okin, psychiatrist, author of "Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street," former chief of psychiatry at SF General Hospital, professor of clinical psychiatry at UCSF and former commissioner of mental health in Vermont and Massachusetts

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