October 31, 2017

Taking to radio waves to urge listeners to find their words

According to a national poll commissioned by Kaiser Permanente, stigma and misperceptions about mental health can cause people living with depression and other mental health conditions to feel embarrassed or afraid to reach out for help.



Nolan Thompson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s regional chief of psychiatry, talks with radio station KLOS host Erik Scott Smith about the importance of speaking up about mental health issues. They also discuss the resources available on Kaiser Permanente’s “ Find Your Words” website for people personally impacted by depression and for those who want to support someone else living with a mental health condition.