Glad You Asked: Mental Illness Gets a Cold Shoulder

America is paying a price for turning its back on mental illness, a Duke professor says.
America is paying a price for turning its back on mental illness, a Duke professor says.

Severe mental illness burdens families, taxes the criminal justice and leads to shortened lives. Yet we continue to turn our backs on this huge problem, says Jane Costello. In this edition of Glad You Asked, Costello talks about why this should be part of the election season discussion.

Costello is a professor in the psychiatry department at the Duke University School of Medicine.