1. Stan
    Stan November 20, 2018 at 6:28 pm | | Reply

    Thanks, Erica, for another wonderful show. Listening to Alexis talking about not having enough money, I thought about that line ‘poverty is the worst form of violence’ which, turns out, gets attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. And I don’t mean to make this into a quote-fest, but John Lennon said ‘work is life, you know, without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity’. Locking people out of work because of mental illness is just such a bad plan, because it keeps people in poverty and in fear and in security. I’m so happy to hear Alexis and Steve’s stories of hope. thank you, Erica and VPR, for sharing them with us, Stan.

  2. Linda
    Linda November 27, 2018 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    Erica, long time listener, first time caller. Thank you so much for this extremely important series on mental health. I believe this is the most important topic that needs our national and personal attention today. I love the last episode on work. In our family we often say “your brains just different from mine” but we each have our work to do. Thanks again. Linda

  3. Matt
    Matt December 2, 2018 at 11:11 am | | Reply

    Erica, this series is really well done. With VPR, you’re shining a very precise light on the personal side of this issue, while clearly laying out the technical, bureaucratic problems in addressing it. Engrossing, educational, and inspiring.

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