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In My Brain: Compass Radio For October


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.  

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.