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Mental Health

Spotlight Series

Strategies to Prevent and Treat Adolescent Substance Use

Join Dr. Uche Aneni as she discusses some of the most pressing issues in the youth substance use space and opportunities to treat and prevent use.

Original air date: June 26, 2023

Spotlight Series

Maternal mental health in the U.S.: Practical considerations for our lives and communities

Join Emese Parker to learn more about the state of maternal mental health in the U.S., recent national policy developments, as well as practical tools, tips and resources to support women in your personal life and public health work.

Original air date: May 15, 2023

Spotlight Series

988 In Action

Join us for a moderated conversation as we discuss the shift from the ten-digit National Suicide Prevention Hotline to the three-digit 988, goals for the lifeline, a discussion of whether 988 is meeting needs of communities, and where panelists might see 988 moving in the future.

Original air date: April 13, 2023

Spotlight Series

Dangerous Diagnosis: How the Legal System Fails Those with Mental Illness

Join us for a conversation with Matt Collinson, MHS '17, as he discusses how and why individuals with mental health and substance use disorders are pulled into the prison system and how disparities in access to treatment perpetuate a significant public health concern. 

Original air date: March 7, 2023

Spotlight Series

A Life Simulation Setting: Delivering Comprehensive Care to Neurodivergent Young People

Join Rick Silver, MD, ScM ’83, as he discusses how he delivers comprehensive care through “a life simulation setting”, which includes executive function skill building, medication, and family involvement resulting in the skills needed for independence. 

Original air date: July 21, 2022

Spotlight Series

Strategies for Supporting Adolescent Mental Health

Join us for a panel discussion on how anxiety and depression are identified, why we’re seeing an increase in cases, and what intervention methods can be adopted to support the health and well-being of young people.

Original air date: March 3, 2022

Spotlight Series

Impact of Migration on Physical and Mental Health

This facilitated conversation will focus on the mental and physical health risk to migrants worldwide, from pre-migration to post-migration. Panelists will discuss the data surrounding the immigrant health paradox, acculturation, and the medical and legal advocacy work that is being done in the United States to address the health of the refugee and migrant populations with which the panelists engage. 

Original air date: March 1, 2022