Americans diagnosed with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years before the average American. This is a larger discrepancy than factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic status or socioeconomic status. Rather than passing away from complications from mental illness, patients die from treatable illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac issues.
Join us today as we discuss why these patients die sooner as well as bone marrow transplants and recent fitness research.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255. You can also visit www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
- Dr. Sumithira Vasu, hematologist with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
- Lyndsey Hollback, bone marrow transplant patient
- Jacob Murray, bone marrow transplant donor
- Gretchen Reynolds, columnist for the New York Times Well Blog
- Dr. Dhruv Khullar, physician and researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine, director of policy dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership