Rethinking Mental Health Care

(Rochester, NY) – Rethinking Mental Health Care, a new two-part series airing Sundays, May 9 and 16, 2021 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, presents 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, the special takes a 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.

Program 1: Our Mental Health Crisis, By Design l May 9
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?

Program 2: Reinventing the Future of Mental Health Care l May 16
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 holistic care they need to prevent a crisis?

Pictured: Host Kimberly Adams of Marketplace
Credit: Provided by Marketplace


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