Reinventing mental health care

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Mental health care is in crisis. Demand for services has shot up during the pandemic, and it’s harder than ever for patients to find a clinician. Laws requiring insurers to treat mental and physical health conditions equitably are often ignored. The resulting toll on individuals, families, and communities is staggering. There’s no doubt the current system is broken, part of a public health infrastructure teetering on the brink. But there is a way forward. Our panelists bring deep expertise in clinical care, academic research, and population health, as well as lived experience with serious mental illness. Together, they will explore new approaches to mental health care, including a proposal put forward in Thomas Insel’s new book, Healing, to focus on “people, place, and purpose.” Join us for a conversation focused on solutions.

A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum.

Rhitu Chatterjee
Health Correspondent, NPR

Shekhar Saxena
Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Neha Chaudhary
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School,
and Chief Medical Officer, BeMe Health

Christine Crawford
Adult and Pediatric Psychiatrist, Boston Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; and Associate Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Thomas Insel
Former Director, National Institute of Mental Health, and Author, Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

Carlos Larrauri
Member, Board of Directors, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Vikram Patel
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Keywords: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,HSPH,Public Health,Harvard

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