Mental Illness on Fire (a micro play)
Me: So a neuroscientist, a psychiatrist, and a tech entrepreneur walk into bar…
You: oh boy…
Me: …and it’s Thomas Insel, MD, who’s joining Redox for an event to answer:
• Why mental illness is more than a medical problem
• Digital tech’s role in mental recovery
• Three challenges mental health tech builders should tackle now
You: OK weird turn…but who is Thomas Insel, and why is he remotely qualified to speak on this topic?
Me: Glad you asked 🙂
Thomas lnsel, MD has been a national leader in mental health research, policy, and technology. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). More recently (2015 – 2017), he led the Mental Health Team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) in South San Francisco, CA. In 2017 he co-founded Mindstrong Health, a Silicon Valley start-up building tools for people with serious mental illness. In 2019, Dr. Insel 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 is currently on the boards of the Steinberg Institute, Fountain House, Foundation for NIH, and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy as well as being an advisor to several mental health start-ups. He has been a Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine since 2017. He is the author of the book Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health, published by Penguin Random House in February 2022. With journalist co-founders, he recently launched MindSite News, a non-profit digital publication focused on mental health issues. Dr. 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.
Me: See you on the 18th at 2p ET
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