Episode 29: Living with Mental Illness
Approximately one in five U.S. adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, but more than half do not seek help or treatment. In this episode of Tim Talk, Gavin Ducker, MD, family physician, co-president, Northern Light Health Medical Group, and senior vice president, Northern Light Health, shares his personal mental health journey with both depression and PTSD. Dr. Ducker also shares that about a quarter of the patients he sees might have an element of a mental illness as part of their diagnosis and treatment. As part of their discussion, Dr. Ducker and Tim explore the differences in views between mental and physical illnesses, and how we can provide support for someone struggling with a mental health issue.