Dr Robin Henderson Says Mental Health Providers Can Be Their "Own Worst Enemy"

Some of the challenges with bringing as much focus to the mental well-being of patients as their physical conditions has to do with problems the healthcare industry created itself, according to Robin Henderson, PsyD.

Some of the challenges with bringing as much focus to the mental well-being of patients as their physical conditions has to do with problems the healthcare industry created itself, according to Robin Henderson, PsyD, director of behavioral health services and interim director of health integration at St. Charles Health System.

She explained that there is a self-imposed stigma that healthcare providers perpetrate, but that the healthcare industry also created a financing conundrum when it separated mental health funding from physical health spend.

“We need to bring all those things together so we stop being our own worst enemies,” Dr Henderson said.