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Today on Your Call: What’s the state of mental health services today?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about mental illnesses. According to National Alliance on Mental Health, approximately 58 million Americans— experience a mental health disorder in a given year, but about 30% receive services. What is mental illness? What can be done to erase the stigma? And what resources are available for helping people with mental disorders? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Charles Barber, a lecturer in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and author of “Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation”

Victoria Costello, an Emmy Award-winning science journalist and author of  “A Lethal Inheritance, A Mother Uncovers the Science Behind Three Generations of Mental Illness”

Eduardo Vega, Executive Director of Mental Health Association San Francisco.

Web Resources:

Charles Barber's Website

Victoria Costello's Website

Mental Health Association San Francisco

NBC Bay Area: San Francisco's Only Locked Mental Health Center for Youth Closes

Washington Post Opinion: The Risk of Skimping on Mental Health Funding

New York Times: Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence Is Unfair, Some Say