WHRV FM Special: Spotlight On 'Rethinking Mental Health Care'
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 20 May 2021
Thursday, May 27, 1 p.m.
Rethinking Mental Health Care will present an honest critique of the nation’s mental health care shortcomings, while highlighting tangible solutions and models for improving access and quality of care. Hosted by Kimberly Adams of Marketplace, this special program will allow guests to deep dive into failures, challenges and opportunities, while also allowing people to question mental health experts to ground the issues in matters most pressing to the public. This will be a candid, solutions-oriented discussion about mental health policy and care delivery in the U.S.
Expert guests include:
- Arthur Evans Jr., PhD. Clinical and community psychologist, CEO & EVP of American Psychological Association, Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
- Tom Insel, MD. Neuroscientist, psychiatrist. Chair of Steinberg Institute, Co-Founder of NEST Health and Mindstrong. Director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2002-2015)
This epside, "Our Mental Health Crisis, By Design," explores the idea that America’s mental health system is designed to deliver too little care, too late. Current policy and care systems devote the most resources to treating people in crisis, but provider and bed shortages remain common. How are people still finding ways to connect with help?
Featured guest, Pooja Mehta: Pooja is an advocate for BIPOC mental health, pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree from Columbia University. She works to end mental health discrimination in the South Asian-American community.