Segment 11 - Slow Change for the Better, But More Work to Be Done

The panelists get to say their final remarks, and while they are all optimistic about the direction mental healthcare in the United States is heading, they all acknowledge the change is slow and more work is left to be done.

The panelists get to say their final remarks, and while they are all optimistic about the direction mental healthcare in the United States is heading, they all acknowledge the change is slow and more work is left to be done.

Paul Gionfriddo in particular highlighted the prospects of integration of health and behavioral health services; Stuart Lustig, MD, mention the better alignment of insurance companies and third-party payers with systems of care to emphasis good outcomes; and Wayne Katon, MD, noted the dramatically decreased stigma of mental health not only among patients, but among health professionals.