We know that mental illness is a significant part of our lives as a nation, one in five adults are going to experience a mental health illness each year. Roughly 10% of people are going to experience a major depressive episode this year, and 20% of people will experience an anxiety disorder. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Conaboy the Vice President of National Policy at Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Through her advocacy, Lauren has directly influenced the passage of several bills including passing legislation to create the nation’s first ever three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention or mental health emergencies, as well as directly influencing several provisions of the 2018 support act, a bill designed to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.
If you are in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). (+1 for military or veterans)
For more information about Centerstone call 1-877-HOPE (4673)-123 or by visiting: www.centerstone.org