People with serious mental illness (SMI) die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population.

Parental Alienation

That’s the attention-grabbing first sentence of a report entitled “Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness,” published in October 2006 by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Medical Directors Council. It is one of the largest health disparities in the country. The report received national attention.

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