America’s Breakdown: A National Conversation - Prescription Drugs
Newsy’s commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis continues with a two-hour special.
In a two-hour special, veteran journalist John Donovan leads a nationwide discussion about the mental health realities facing America.
"America’s Breakdown — A National Conversation" features a slate of guests, first-person storytelling and experts covering a range of topics, from childhood abuse and parenting advice, to burnout in the workplace. It will also offer solutions.
Guests include Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and kidnapping and sexual abuse survivor Elizabeth Smart, who details how her childhood trauma has followed her into adulthood.
This emotional and informative nationwide discussion is part of Newsy’s ongoing commitment to revealing the reality of America’s mental health crisis. The feature appears online in four parts; click here for part four.
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