This American Life Episode: "My Damn Mind"
CLICK HERE to check out this week's replay of an episode from 2016 that tells the story of Alan Pean. Alan brought himself to a hospital seeking assistance for delusional thinking, and wound up being shot in the chest. This incident became national news, and the New York Times and This American Life collaborated on Alan's story.
Raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached is vital to ensuring that anyone living with a mental illness is treated with respect, care, and dignity; especially by healthcare providers and law enforcement officials.
At the Center for Reintegration, our Baer Scholarship Program is rooted in the belief that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder are just as capable of living happy, healthy, and productive lives. Through assisting students in their educational endeavors, we help to ensure this.