This podcast is a two-part discussion about bipolar disorder led by Dr. Ken Duckworth, medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Health. 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. He is joined by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program's director, Melvin McInnis, M.D., as well as a patient who lives with bipolar and a mother who has a daughter living with the illness.
The APA 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.