EPISODE 2: Recovery, Music & Dogs

Josh Santana is a musician and music instructor in the Boston area. He spoke to NAMI Chief Medical Officer Ken Duckworth about his experiences growing up as an exceptionally bright student but also a kid who dealt with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder. He talks about his journey to better mental health, how his dog helped him immeasurably and his work with the ME2 Orchestra, a musical organization for people dealing with mental illness and the people who love them.

This conversation was part of Dr. Duckworth’s research for the book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health–With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families. Hear more episodes of this and other podcasts and nami.org/podcast.

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