May is Mental Illness Awareness month. Please join Maria as she visits with Duane Bentzen. Duane is the former President of the Ventura County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), for the past three years and a member of the NAMI Board of Directors for four years.
Duane shares about the national organization, the local organization and his own personal story about his son who was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia in 2002. It’s a story about fighting for treatment and in light of the weekend events in Isla Vista, it is a timely story of how mental illness and that fight for treatment is a critical piece in the quest to answer some unanswerable questions.
To listen to the podcast, click the player below: