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Now Available for Replay: ‘Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities’

NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities is available for replay at www.nami.org/asktheexpert.
Recent events have revealed a lack of awareness and understanding of how social and environmental factors, like structural racism, create disparities in mental health care, especially for communities of color. During this webinar, Dr. Altha Stewart discusses healthcare disparities in both general and behavioral health treatment systems and past efforts to reduce or eliminate them.

Dr. Stewart includes a review of the work of advocates such as Bebe Moore Campbell to create a space for inclusion of these issues as people with mental illness and families began taking a more active role in making necessary changes in the treatment system, and offers suggestions for better understanding and addressing of these issues, given the current events related to the two pandemics, COVID-19 and structural racism.

The presentation is followed by a brief response from NAMI’s National Director of Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Mónica Villalta, and a Q&A session moderated by NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Duckworth.

Dr. Altha J. Stewart is Senior Associate Dean, Community Health Engagement at UT Health Science Center-Memphis, Chief of Social/Community Psychiatry, and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth. She served as the 145th President of the American Psychiatric Association, the first African American ever elected to this position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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