Improving Mental Health Care... And Not

Apr 17, 2017

We've certainly changed a few things about our approach to mental illness. 

One of the large state hospitals of the past.
Credit Wisconsin Blue Book, 1885

The days of gigantic state hospitals "warehousing" mental patients are generally behind us.  But what's replaced that system has issues of its own. 

Those are issues Ron Powers explores in his book Nobody Cares About Crazy People

It is history and current affairs, but also biography and memoir, because Powers had two sons who struggled with schizophrenia. 

The author joins us for a story that is both personal and very broad in scale.