Book ‘Healing’ by Thomas Insel MD

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A bold, expert, and actionable map for the re-invention of America’s broken mental health care system. "This book should become a call to action for a new social movement.” — Michael Pollan, author of This is Your Mind on Plants. As director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Thomas Insel was giving a presentation when the father of a boy with schizophrenia yelled from the back of the room, “Our house is on fire and you’re telling me about the chemistry of the paint! What are you doing to put out the fire?” Dr. Insel knew in his heart that the answer was not nearly enough. The gargantuan American mental health industry was not healing millions who were desperately in need...


Publisher: Penguin Press (February 22, 2022)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 0593298047  ISBN-13: 978-0593298046  ASIN:‎ B0946N58D3

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Thomas lnsel, MD, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, 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, he led the Mental Health Team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences); co-founded Mindstrong Health, a digital mental health company for people with serious mental illness; and launched Humanest Care, a therapeutic online community for recovery. Since May of 2019, Dr. Insel has been a special advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom and Chair of the Board of the Steinberg Institute in Sacramento, California…


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