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 special series is co-presented by SMI Adviser, a Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness; and by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. SMI Adviser is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the American Psychiatric Association. This is a two-part discussion about major depressive disorder led by Dr. Ken Duckworth. He leads a deep discussion that offers insights for individuals, family members and mental health professionals: living with it, loving someone who has it, treating it, the impact of cultural identity, and 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 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.