Social Therapy Group Joins the National Dialogue on Mental Health

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.


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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One Response to Social Therapy Group Joins the National Dialogue on Mental Health

  1. vesna disic says:

    Sometimes logic makes sense … simply said and observed from a distance the American Society probably is in an emotional crisis, which is different from the emotional crisis that has shaken Europe, and the two social systems still have somewhat similarities .. both a value system built on optimism, pragmatism, rationalism and consumerism as an economic basis, incorporating two different myth in the subconscious of people .. to Americans is that they are the strongest, freest, born to run … is deeply ingrained in all of American products and life style and some time for expansion of this model was not required objectives as are… army assembly .. model is funkcionated as the paradigm of modern, fast, all-knowing man … myth which with inplanted European countries to their citizens .. is… we live in the alleged , ancient and multi-layered culture, based on the history and knowledge .. these two models were in conflict and conflict is still there…But, emotional problems of citizens of both areas derive from the lack of will to explain to them that what thez now already feel like their identity in things created by teams, whose task was homogenization of the masses … in America that produced hysteria and aggression as the most dangerous forms of morbidity… in Europe myth the culture and history has produced immeasurable melancholy and depression …

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