Trib Talk 3/18/14: Mental illness and altitude

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan Smith and The Salt Lake Tribune. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Slightly more than 18 percent of Americans experienced a mental illness in the past year, but in Utah, that number was 22.3 percent, the highest rate in the nation. Other Rocky Mountain states have above-average rates too, prompting researchers to study whether high altitude might have something to do with it. Dr. Douglas Kondo of the University of Utah Brain Institute and Rebecca Glathar of NAMI Utah join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss mental health in the Beehive State and the possible reasons why mental illness is so prevalent in an otherwise health-conscious place.

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