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Spring Symposium on UR and Community Engagement has ended
Tuesday, April 24 • 11:35am - 11:55am
Ted Style Talk: We’re All Mad Here: Disparate Value And Care For Physical And Mental Health

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People often care for their physical health more than their mental health. Stigma holds people back from talking about their mental health issues. Even when they are ready to discuss these issues, lack of education and high cost limits where and who they can contact to receive the necessary help. This talk will examine the use of outreach programs and organizations specializing in mental health to better educate community members and bridge the accessibility gap between medical providers. Establishing more collaborative care between mental health specialists and primary care physicians can improve accessibility, coordinate care and cut cost through reducing payment to a single bill. Another important method this talk will examine is the elimination of stigma for future generations through increased mental health awareness and education beginning at the elementary school levels. Increasingly, many programs and organizations utilizing these methods have found positive reports, such as patients reporting a higher quality of care, lowered cost in bills, a better understanding of mental health issues, and becoming more knowledgeable of local, qualified facilities capable of treating their needs. With these findings and new approaches to care, it becomes clear that the mind and body are equally important for one’s health and overall well-being. One cannot care for just a single part of the body and expect to thrive while the rest of their body is neglected. In fact, that expectation would be madness.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:35am - 11:55am
406 Sherrill Center

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