January 31, 2011

LIVING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA (Part 1 of a two-part series on Mental Illness)

Guests: Nancy Abraham
Dylan Abraham

For nearly four decades, Nancy Abraham has been a tireless voice educating the public, health care workers, and government agencies about mental illness and the need to improve services. This is because in 1974, her then teenage son, Dylan, was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dylan and Nancy Abraham share their personal journey and the successful outcome Dylan has achieved through his participation in PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment).

For more information and support, contact NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), www.NAMI.org, or call the Dane County office, 608-249-7188.

For immediate help, call the Crisis Line, 280-2600.