Anxiety and depression are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults. Due to the lack of any visible physical symptoms and the stigma, it is difficult to tell if someone is suffering from mental illness. Lisa Bien is joined by Ron Donatucci Jr., president and co-founder of the Michael P. Donatucci Foundation, Inc., who shares his brother Michael’s story. Lisa Pflaumer, executive director of Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D., discusses signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. is a non-profit charitable organization, which was established by the Michael P. Donatucci Foundation, focused on helping teens, parents, counselors and teachers recognize and understand anxiety disorders and depression.
Lisa Bien, a professional marketing strategist and Temple Public Relations Professor, created Bouncing Back in an effort to give Temple students and other viewers insight into their own misgivings concerning self worth while presenting real life examples of personal struggle with self acceptance.