Jun 30, 2021
Episode 21: A sister on watching the mental health care system fail her brother
In this week's episode of the "First Opinion Podcast," Lizzy Feliciano talks about her brother, Louis, who died after years of suffering from depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse. She struggled to help him find a program that could treat all of his issues holistically, not just one at a time. In a cruel twist of fate, just hours after moving into a facility, Louis Feliciano died of natural causes at age 51.
Joining the conversation is Chuck Ingoglia, the president and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, a membership organization that supports mental health centers across the country. Chuck shares the provider perspective on Lizzy’s situation and the state of mental health care in the U.S.