This timely and deeply affecting webinar features distinguished mental health thought leaders sharing the impact of racism and its trauma on their professional and personal lives. William Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, Professor Emeritus at both Howard University Medical School and the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, is joined by Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America, and PsychU’s Stigma Section Advisor, with Otsuka Medical Science Liaison Bryan Archuleta serving as moderator. Their discussion covers systemic racism, health care disparities, and the appropriate distribution of resources so that those experiencing mental health crises are attended to in a way that is medically appropriate. Taking the perspective that racism is a way of structuring opportunity that unfairly privileges some people and communities over others, the three speakers give a dynamic and truly felt commentary on issues of pressing importance today.
- William Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA
Founder, Institute for Reducing Disparities; Medical Director, Emerge Baltimore; Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin; Professor Emeritus, Howard University College of Medicine
- Daniel H Gillison, Jr.
CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Paul Gionfriddo
President and CEO, Mental Health America; PsychU Stigma Advisor
- Bryan Archuleta, PharmD (moderator)
Medical Science Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
William Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, is the Founder of the Institute for Reducing Disparities, the Medical Director of Emerge Baltimore, Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Professor Emeritus at both Howard University College of Medicine and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., is CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Paul Gionfriddo is President and CEO of Mental Health America and PsychU’s Stigma Section Advisor.
Bryan Archuleta, PharmD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.