34 min

Mental Health Issues with Annie Slease Education Excellence

Kristina chats with Annie Slease, Director of Advocacy and Education at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware, where she is responsible for programming, outreach, and advocacy for the statewide agency. Slease notes that the stigma of mental illness is the result of the lack of pertinent information. Early intervention is critical to dealing with mental illness in students and young adults, she explains. What percentage of people who develop mental illness do so by age 24? 75 percent. Social and emotional learning is extremely important in this area, she notes. Slease says that there’s nothing wrong with directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide. In fact, she explains, you may be saving a young person’s life. NAMI Delaware, the podcast’s newest marketing partner, offers education programs, support groups, and awareness events at no cost and provides advocacy on behalf of individuals and their families as well as helps shape legislative policies to support those affected by mental illness in Delaware. This episode is sponsored by CHADD, www.chadd.org

Kristina chats with Annie Slease, Director of Advocacy and Education at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware, where she is responsible for programming, outreach, and advocacy for the statewide agency. Slease notes that the stigma of mental illness is the result of the lack of pertinent information. Early intervention is critical to dealing with mental illness in students and young adults, she explains. What percentage of people who develop mental illness do so by age 24? 75 percent. Social and emotional learning is extremely important in this area, she notes. Slease says that there’s nothing wrong with directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide. In fact, she explains, you may be saving a young person’s life. NAMI Delaware, the podcast’s newest marketing partner, offers education programs, support groups, and awareness events at no cost and provides advocacy on behalf of individuals and their families as well as helps shape legislative policies to support those affected by mental illness in Delaware. This episode is sponsored by CHADD, www.chadd.org

34 min