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10/5 Change Your Mind: Living With Mental Illness - family and social support

Work by Allie Brosh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

It's Mental Health Week, and we're kicking off a special weeklong series on Northland Morning called "Change Your Mind: Living with Mental Illness." 

One out of every four people you know could experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.  Few things are as important to recovery from a physical - or mental illness - as family and societal support.  But as an "invisible disability" - because you may not "look sick" to others ... sometimes that support is lacking.

Special mental health reporting this week on "Change Your Mind: Living with Mental Illness" is provided by KUMD, in partnership with with the Human Development Center, Miller-Dwan Foundation and the St. Luke’s Foundation.

A note about the artwork:

Allie Brosh's humorous, autobiographical blog, Hyperbole and a Half, has a huge following. She writes and illustrates stories about, among other things, her struggles with crippling depression.  Her book, Hyperbole and a Half, that collects her blog posts as well as new illustrated stories.
Work by Allie Brosh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com.

The Mental Health Week on KUMD was made possible in part by the Human Development Center, Miller-Dwan Foundation and the St. Luke’s Foundation.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.