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The Conversation: May is Mental Health Month

Jeff W. Gates
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We see mental illness when we walk or drive by the homeless on our streets and it touches us when someone we know has lost a loved one to suicide or we go through the loss ourselves. 

The five most common mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder ADD/ADHD.

Despite the stigma surrounding mental health illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in any given year.

Joining us today are:

  • Trisha Kajimura, Executive Dir. of the Hawaii Chapter of  Mental Health America
  • Kumi Macdonald, Executive Dir. of NAMI Hawaii
  • Adam Coles, Clinical Director of Maui Family Guidance Center
  • Wayne Law, Kauai Program Services Manager for Mental Health Kokua 

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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