Mental Health and the Brain: Reflections
Mental Health and the Brain:
- The mental health system is fragmented and needs improvement
- Definitions of mental health are fragmented and need improvement
- Maybe thinking about the brain can help?
Look over the materials from this semester, both the ones you contributed and others, and the discussions of them. What did or didn't change in your thinking about mental health? about the brain? about education? What new directions for thinking about these things have you acquired? What new questions have been raised in your mind? Does thinking about the brain help with defining mental health? with imagining improvements in the mental health care system? Might it do more? If so, what directions should continuing work take?
If you're interesting in continuing this discussion in a working group next semester, email Paul with suggestions for topics on which you'd be willing to help organize discussion.