Experts share ways adults and children can take an active role in maintaining mental wellness, as well as how to recognize the early signs of mental illness, find the right doctor and maintain independence and quality of life after diagnosis.
Michael Hogan, Ph.D., commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, discusses American mental health issues.
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman and Lieber professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discusses mental wellness, health and fitness in adults and children.
Staff members at Transitional Services for New York, Inc. discuss alternatives to hospitalization and environments that foster independence for people with mental illness.
Elyn R. Saks, lawyer, author, associate dean and professor of law, psychology, and psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, discusses her personal struggles with mental illness and her inspirational memoir about living with schizophrenia, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness.
Watch an interview with author Elyn Saks.