Kristine FireThunder has developed youth leadership programs where guest speakers who’ve grown up on a reservation share their stories, expressing how they overcame challenges faced by today’s youth. She says what’s essential is that children and teens hear from people who experienced the same history and forms of trauma and
Suicide prevention advocate Kevin Berthia shares that as mental health stigma lessens, more people are reaching out, but the field isn’t yet where it needs to be to meet demand. “
Dr. Dennis Morrison says 988 and Covid-19 helped spark interest in and support of technological innovation in the behavioral health field. He shares some of the latest innovations while cautioning that tech is designed to augment, not replace, care.
Daniel, a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, struggled even before the pandemic. However, when Covid hit, his supports dissipated, and he felt a constant heightened fear of what was to come.
Psychiatrist says psychiatric hospitals cherry-pick patients, taking those who are less expensive and less complicated for them to treat.
Dr. Larry Davidson helped broaden the concept of psychiatric rehabilitation. He believes communities can learn from the peer movement to help support people as they transition to post-pandemic living.
Dr. Billina Shaw on best practices and guidance for designing and implementing services that meet the needs of youth and their families.
Seth Kahan shares his own family’s experience with mental health stigma and how the mental health and substance use disorder anti-stigma grand challenge is personal.
Tom Betlach shares how collaboration between Medicaid and offices of behavioral health can bring about system change.
Dr. Tia Dole, Chief 988 Lifeline Officer at Vibrant Emotional Health, shares the latest 988 news — from subnetwork rollouts to geo-routing.