About a sixth of the U.S. population is living with mental illness.
In a typical year, almost as many people get diagnosed with mental illness as break a bone. The broken bone gets quick attention; we're still working on the efficacy of mental health treatment.
The "clubhouse model" brings people with persistent mental illness together in a shared space. In Medford, that is Southern Oregon Compass House.
Once a month, one of its members joins us to talk about her or his experience with mental illness, in a segment we call Compass Radio. Michael visits this month, to talk about trauma and dissociation.
Listen for a story of what it's like to live with mental illness.