StoryCorps Chicago: Talking About Mental Health Is Normal Conversation In Our House

Kathryn Jackson came to StoryCorps with her daughter Cameron.
Kathryn Jackson came to StoryCorps with her daughter Cameron. StoryCorps Chicago
Kathryn Jackson came to StoryCorps with her daughter Cameron.
Kathryn Jackson came to StoryCorps with her daughter Cameron. StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: Talking About Mental Health Is Normal Conversation In Our House

Kathryn Jackson and her daughter Cameron talk about mental health a lot. Cameron is 17, a junior in high school, and thinking about where to go to college. A few years ago, she was hospitalized for anxiety and depression. Kathryn is proud of the way her daughter steadied herself during tough times.

Earlier this year they spoke to each other at the StoryCorps booth in the Chicago Cultural Center about lessons they’ve learned.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.