April 20, 2023

Voices of Recovery: Episode 4



Sascha Biesi is the co-owner of Skull & Cakebones, a vegan bakery operating in the Austin, Texas, area. She spoke with NAMI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth about opening her shop to a project called Depressed Cake Shop, which raises awareness of mental illness and raises funds for mental health causes. We also hear how Sascha underwent electro-convulsive therapy as part of her long journey from suicidal depression to improved health.

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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