In response to the White House’s efforts to advance a national dialogue on mental health, The Social Therapy Group in New York, the Atlanta Center for Social Therapy and the Philadelphia Social Therapy Group will host an online community conversation on mental health that will go live Monday, February 3 and continue through March 3.
In New York, psychiatrist and Social Therapy Group medical director, Hugh Polk, M.D. has been helping to organize clients and colleagues to participate in the community conversation and to share how they are creating better lives. Says Polk:
Our society is in emotional crisis. We urgently need dialogue on what to do about it. We applaud the President’s efforts to find community solutions, and we’re eager to engage our community to advance this conversation.
As a start, I believe we need to be considering: What is mental health? How do we support emotional growth and development? What is the developmental impact of psychiatric diagnosis and ‘pathology-centric’ treatment approaches? What new ideas — including non-diagnostic approaches — are already helping, and how can they be more fully utilized in addressing the mental health crisis?
To join the conversation, click HERE.