Mental illness shows no regard for race, age, gender, education, occupation and economic status. Millions of Americans suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, yet mental illness is often pushed to the side and simply not discussed.
On Monday, June 18th, at the History Theater in St. Paul, a program called “Minds Interrupted” will give six Twin Cities residents a chance to tell their stories of dealing with mental illness – either their own affliction or the illness of someone close.
The event is sponsored by The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota and the Compassionate Touch Network of Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the presenters is Mariah Carroll Owens. She talked with KFAI's Sanni Brown on The Takeaway.