Central Standard - 7/11/2012|
Jarboe Initiative, ReShonda Tate Billingsley
On this Central Standard, learn how one recent graduate with student loan debt found a way to live rent free on the West Side, and it turned into the most rewarding thing he’s ever done.
Then, later in the hour:
Tia Giles is pregnant, she’s also suffering from a mental illness and her husband Lance must make the difficult decision of committing her to a mental institution to save the baby, his wife and their marriage.
This is the compelling plot of the new book The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, our guest for the second half of this Central Standard. We discuss attitudes towards mental illness in the African American community, and her experiences talking about these issues with her extensive fan base.