• Opinion: The real experts: people living with mental illness

    11 days ago - By STAT

    When Ken Duckworth was a child, his family didn't talk about mental health, especially not his father's bipolar disorder. It was an untouchable topic, but Duckworth knew his father shouldn't be seen as a lost cause. Instead, his father and others like him might actually have critical expertise on how to navigate the world with mental illness - expertise they gained not through books and studying but through lived experience.
    “It sounds like a dark story - we don't know how the meds work, diagnosis is descriptive, the system couldn't be more fragmented and chaotic. And yet the truth is...
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