Webinar with Dr Thomas Insel MD – Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

Free Zoom Webinar

Date/Time - May 11, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

 

 

We were honored to host Dr Thomas Insel M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for our final webinar in the 2021-2022 Series.

Dr. Thomas the “nation’s psychiatrist”, will be sharing his wisdom and 13 years of experiences as the Director where he oversaw the investment of $20 billion in federal funds towards mental health research.

During his leadership at the NIMH, Dr Insel guided the nations largest mental health research organization away from behavior health focused research towards neuroscience and genetics research, a transformative change that fundamentally altered our understanding of mental health conditions and approach to treatments.

With these first hand experience and lessons, Dr Insel addresss our nation’s “crisis of care” in his new book, “Healing: Our Path From Mental Illness to Mental Health“.

Read Dr Insel’s Atlantic article: What American Mental Health Care Is Missing, adapted from his recent book.

“Much of what we need for better outcomes is fundamental, but it is not part of health care. Social factors (your zip code, not your genetic code), lifestyle (how you live, not how many medications you take), and livelihood (your work, not just your wealth) are much more important for health outcomes than your specific diagnosis or health-care plan.”