We are delighted to announce the inauguration of a lecture series, Issues in Mental Health Policy. The impetus for this series has been the ongoing press of current events, which have made it impossible to ignore the multitude of policy issues we face.
The series will be curated by a committee consisting of Professor Rosemary Stevens, an internationally renowned scholar on hospitals and health policy, Dr. Megan Wolff, a scholar on the history and policy of public health, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and contributing Op-Ed writer for the New York Times, Dr. Richard Friedman, and Dr. George Makari, director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry
Recent mass murders have led to much discussion about the relationship (or lack thereof) of mass violence with forms of mental illness. Please join us as we search for historical understanding, and examine epidemiology -- what we know, what we don't know, what may be placed in new context -- so as to address the many important questions that relate to mental health and illness in the 21st century.