Amanda Long – NAMI Virginia / Youth MOVE VA

According to a 2013 study by the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in four adults experiences mental illness in a given year. And one in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. In addition, approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year.

Amanda Long is NAMI Virginia’s Family and Youth Coordinator, and she shares more about NAMI Virginia, with a focus on programs for youth, including Youth MOVE Virginia, a grassroots network of youth and young adults who are committed to providing opportunities that support, educate, and empower other youth and young adults with mental health needs.

You can listen to the show here.

Resources:

NAMI Virginia

WRIR 97.3FM

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