In 2003, Maggie Jarry and Joe Donovan began a series of discussions, which led to the development of a national network of daughters and sons of parents with mental illness. In time, this network would come to be known as The Daughters and Sons Initiative. On this, our inaugural episode, Joe and Maggie are joined by Cheri Bragg Acker and Mike McCarthy. We will be discussing this Initiative; it's history, achievements and hopes for the future. We will also explain how this new show, The Daughters & Sons Hour, will seek to support and expand on the efforts of the Initiative.