Post Date: June 13, 2022
On June 30, 2022, Thomas Insel, MD, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and author of Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health, will share more about his journey trying to understand the mental health crisis and a much-needed movement toward reinvention.
The virtual seminar begins at noon (ET) via Zoom, and is free to attend. To register, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information.
The seminar is the latest in our Envisioning Our Future For Children speaker series, which began in March 2021 to celebrate 100 years of the B.K. Rachford Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.
Insel, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, has been a national leader in mental health research, policy, and technology. From 2002-2015, Insel served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). More recently, he led the Mental Health Team at Verily, co-founded Mindstrong Health—a start-up building tools for people with serious mental illness—and served as a special advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom, helping on behavioral health issues. In 2020, he co-founded Humanest Care, a therapeutic online community for recovery.
He currently serves on the boards of Foundation for NIH, Fountain House, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy, and the Steinberg Institute as well as advises several mental health start-ups, including Alto Neuroscience, Cerebral, Compass Pathways, Owl Insights, Koa Health, Valera Health.
With journalist co-founders, he recently launched MindSite News, a non-profit digital publication focused on mental health issues.
Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards including honorary degrees in the U.S. and Europe.
For the Envisioning Our Future For Children speaker series, Cincinnati Children’s has hosted six esteemed thought-leaders and experts in their fields, including:
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