Personal Perspectives on Family Engagement and Support (The Medical Mind Podcast)

This resource was created by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

This episode is led by Ken Duckworth, MD, chief medical officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He leads a deep discussion with individuals who reflect on their years of lived experience with serious mental illness (SMI) and the critical role family members played in their journeys. This is valuable, personal perspective that is useful for clinicians, individuals who receive care, and family members alike. Topics include stigma, family communication, the bonds of siblings and close family members, strategies to support healthy family involvement, and much more.

These podcasts include the real-life experiences of people with mental illness and family members. Some of the content includes discussions of topics such as suicide attempts and may be triggering. If you are in need of support at any time during the podcast please contact the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-6264, available from 10 am – 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday. To receive 24/7 crisis support, please text “NAMI” to 741741 or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.


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