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Inside Mental Illness With Compass Radio


Conversations about people coping with mental illness can still get into hushed tones. 

Society is pushing the stigma away, but we still don't think of schizophrenia the way we think of lupus, for example.  Southern Oregon Compass House in Medford provides a place for people with mental illness to spend time with other people in similar situations... and get support for living life normally. 

Once a month, our Compass Radio segment brings in the story of another individual from the clubhouse, to give us a better understanding of the trials and treatments of mental illness.  This month, we hear from Susan, who strugged with bipolar disorder and mis-diagnosis of it.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.