Putting your time, talent, connections, and yes, money, to work can make a difference in the mental health field. Navigating giving is challenging - you want to do good and do it well. Join Nick MacPhee, an experienced philanthropist, as each week he dives deep into topics in mental health philanthropy with a guest expert. Uncover pitfalls and opportunities and build your understanding so you can make more informed and valued contributions to your community.
Andy Keller of the “think and do tank” Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute on system redesign to achieve better mental health outcomes.
Embedding mental health care in primary medical care settings, and redesigning 911 to have integrated police and mental health care response to the crisis are two of many initiatives Dr. Keller and the Institute are driving forward.
Dr. Jessica Schleider on single session therapy for mental health.
Given the lack of mental health care therapists, what if there were evidenced-based single session interventions available on demand over the internet that could greatly alleviate distress and improve well-being? The pandemic has opened the door to successful alternatives to traditional therapy
Dr. Larry Zweifel on brain science and the hope for research to become therapy.
Mental illness is a brain disease and we know so little about the brain. Dr. Zweifel discusses the latest brain research and promising pathways for therapeutic interventions.
Brandon Staglin, CEO of One Mind, on brain health and recovery from mental illness
One Mind focuses on collaborative efforts to fund research into brain health. From diagnostic tools (such as biomarkers indicating PTSD) to new medication treatments, One Mind has catalyzed philanthropic efforts in the mental health arena.
Arden O’Connor on behavioral and mental health treatment
What treatment programs work for behavioral health issues (addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders), and what conditions are necessary to support recovery? Timing of the intervention and treatment, motivation of the person, length of stay in recovery centers, and peer support influence on successful outcomes are explored.
Garen Staglin, founder of One Mind, on philanthropy in mental health and how to make a difference.
Garen discusses how we need to find solutions at scale in mental health - whether it's in tele-psychiatry, or small molecule breakthroughs for brain chemistry treatment. His advice includes: don't reinvent the wheel, collaborate, accelerate the science, and knock down the silos.