Spotlight on Rethinking Mental Health Care
About the Program
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 two-part format 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 for both parts will 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).
Program 1: Our Mental Health Crisis, By Design
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.
Program 2: Reinventing the Future of Mental Health Care
Preventative mental health care is effective and can prevent early symptoms from becoming chronic illnesses. What will it take to reform the nation’s care systems and policies so that people get the wholistic care they need to prevent a crisis?
- Featured guest, Amanda Lipp: Amanda is a mental health and LGBTQ+ advocate and documentary filmmaker. She is a member of Google’s Mental Health Advisory Panel and currently serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.
Call to Mind Spotlight series programs are designed to focus on an aspect of mental health where there is a gap between knowledge and understanding of best practices and current models of care.
Two, one-hour long programs. Each hour can be aired separately or back-to-back
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Promo spot available: April 22, 2021
Program rundown available: April 23, 2021
Date content will be uploaded: April 23, 2021
Program 1: April 24, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Program 2: April 25, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before June 1, 2021. The program must be carried in its entirety – no excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.
Kimberly Adams, Marketplace host & correspondent
Kimberly Adams is a host/correspondent at Marketplace, America’s largest broadcast business program. She covers the intersection of politics and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based freelance journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.
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