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July 09th 2012:Mind on the Run - A Bipolar Chronicle with Guest Dottie Pacharis

Our guest today, Dottie Pacharis, has written a book titled, Mind on the Run which chronicles a family tragedy - the life and death of her son, Scott Baker. It is a story of a family’s efforts to help Scott through five major, prolonged bipolar manic episodes and the story of a suicide that proper treatment would have been prevented.

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Dottie Pacharis

Dottie Pacharis is the mother of a bipolar son who took his life five years ago. After her son died from untreated bipolar disorder, she became an advocate for giving families more control over the healthcare needs of people with mental illness. Dottie is retired from a law firm in Washington, D.C., and lives with her husband, George, also retired. They divide their time between Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and West River, Maryland. She volunteers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Naples, Florida during the winter months and in Annapolis, Maryland during the summers. Recently Dottie has learned that the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program Committee has selected Mind on th
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