We've certainly changed a few things about our approach to mental illness.
The days of gigantic state hospitals "warehousing" mental patients are generally behind us. But what's replaced that system has issues of its own.
Those are issues Ron Powers explores in his book Nobody Cares About Crazy People.
It is history and current affairs, but also biography and memoir, because Powers had two sons who struggled with schizophrenia.
The author joins us for a story that is both personal and very broad in scale.