“Mom, the voices are telling me I need to kill you right now.” -
What can a parent do after hearing that from a child?
How can we educate mental health providers so they really “get” what it’s like to have a serious mental illness, or to be a family member of a loved one who has one?
Ever wonder what you can do to make the mental system better for others, even if you can’t help your own family member as much as you wish you could?
This episode is about those steps, to help make changes and fix what is so broken about the system.
Welcome Leslie Carpenter: Mom. and….
Experienced Serious Brain Disorders Advocate working to fix the broken treatment system locally, in Iowa and nationally. Effective speaker for advocacy. Recently retired early from a rewarding 34 year career in physical therapy and management, to have more time and energy to focus on improving the quality of treatment for 11.9 million people with serious brain disorders in our country.
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Advocacy talk to the City of Iowa City via Zoom this past spring, after she and her husband received an award from the Iowa City Human Rights Commission:
NAMI Provider Ed:
NAMI Iowa video on Provider Ed:
DJ Jaffe obituary:
His book, Insane Consequences
Fellowship Place: New Haven CT