Letters and Politics

Another Kind of Madness; Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and of psychiatry at UC San Francisco. Stephen P. Hinshaw is the author of the book Another Kind of Madness; A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness, describing his father’s mental illness and the life of a 1950s family when such a topic was a taboo.

 

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    Extraordinary episode on THE single issue that causes ‘distortion’ in ALL of our lives. Whether personal, familial, or external, mental ‘instability’ affects our ability to adapt to, or be manipulated by, our environment. The subject is addressed head on, not aggressively, in reaction to the all too common bad outcomes, but thoughtfully, with loving care, & through unbiased & balanced scholarship. Must be shared, widely.

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