CBS explores the stigma surrounding mental illness in children

CBS News’ 60 Minutes explores the stigma that still accompanies mental illness. This video discusses the challenges faced by parents of children with mental illness, and it exposes the failures of the current health care system to provide sustainable, effective care and treatment.

Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.