The Answer Sheet: mental illness


Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/27/2009

Why most schools don't teach about mental illness

Lorraine Kaplan had a son who was a star at school. At 17, he had top grades, was a debater and first trombonist in his school’s orchestra. But seemingly overnight, his brain turned on him. He became obsessive and then started hallucinating. A doctor told her not to tell anybody--and she didn't, for a decade because of the stigma associated with mental illness. Now she is trying to get schools to destigmatize mental illness.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  mental illness