An estimated 50 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Wednesday, June 13, The Washington Post will convene top policymakers, prominent health care leaders and advocates to discuss the state of mental health care in America. Speakers will examine the latest science and medical research, discuss the most advanced therapies, assess funding for new initiatives, and consider the social determinants of mental health. Experts will also highlight solutions for addressing the country’s pressing mental health concerns as well as exploring the links between physical and mental well-being.
• Sam Brinton, Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs, The Trevor Project
• Robert L. Findling, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
• Mary Giliberti, CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Joshua A. Gordon, MD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health
• Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
• Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
• Yalda T. Uhls, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA, Department of Psychology; Author, Media Moms and Digital Dads
• David M. Cordani, President and CEO, Cigna (Sponsored Segment)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET (Doors open at 8:30 AM ET)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071
This event is presented by Cigna with support from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.