March 12, 2024

How Tucson Families Advocated for Better Mental Health Services

The Schorr’s Dining Table is where the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona (NAMISA) was born.
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Mental illness has long been stigmatized and difficult to speak about, but it’s come a long way in being understood. In large part because of parents and others directly affected by serious mental illness who pushed for advocacy and new legislation in a system not prepared to provide care to their loved ones. In this story we meet three such parents whose legacy is a more understanding, just and caring mental health system and world.

Producer: Cáit NíSíomón
Videographer: Danny Sax, Nate Huffman
Editor: Diana Cadena
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