How Her Mother’s Suicide Made WellBe’s Founder a Proponent of Integrative Psychiatry

After being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia), WellBe Founder Adrienne Nolan-Smith‘s mother spent five years in and out of mental hospitals. The powerful side effects from multiple antipsychotic and antidepressant medications factored into her eventual suicide, Nolan-Smith says. Watching doctors treat her mother made Nolan-Smith realize the lack of a holistic approach to care was a major flaw in the healthcare system.
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