Mark Lukach felt like he was hit with a tsunami when his beautiful marriage was upended by mental illness. With one diagnosis, he lost his wife and gained a lifelong patient. Mark and Kate explore the cost of caregiving and the importance of finding the true believers who will love through it all.

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MARK LUKACH is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He has shared his family’s story as a keynote speaker at businesses, universities, and mental health organizations across the country. In addition to writing and speaking, he is the ninth grade dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their two sons in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Mark mentions suicidal depression. If you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts, confidential help is available. Call 1-800-273-8255.

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