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Spotlight on Rethinking Mental Health Care
The nation’s mental health crisis is worsening with the COVID-19 pandemic. About two in five adults reported struggling with their mental health, including substance use, in the last year. That’s twice the number of Americans who typically experience a mental illness in any given year. It’s time to rethink mental health care.

How can our system of care shorten the ten year average to treat people after their first symptoms? What would the ideal mental health care system look like? What policies need to change to create it?

Join our host Kimberly Adams and national leaders in mental health care and policy reform, in a free, live virtual event discussion. You can help inform this important conversation with your questions, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of this radio program.

Featured Panelists:

• Arthur Evans Jr., PhD. Clinical and community psychologist. CEO & EVP of American Psychological Association.

• Tom Insel, MD. Neuroscientist, psychiatrist. Chair of Steinberg Institute. Former Director of National Institute of Mental Health.

• Amanda Lipp. Mental health & LGBTQ+ advocate, documentary filmmaker. Member of Google Mental Health Advisory Panel. Member of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.

• Pooja Mehta. Advocate for BIPOC mental health. Masters of Public Health candidate, Columbia University.

This event is produced by Call to Mind, American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health, and will be recorded for national broadcast distribution. Call to Mind may contact registrants about this event and future content.

Apr 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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