Panel Puts Out Call to Action on Behavioral Health for Biden-Harris Administration
On January 28, the College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL) held an important leadership conversation on Behavioral Health and the New Administration: A Call to Action. The purpose was to highlight current major needs of the behavioral health field and to identify potential roles that the new Biden-Harris administration could play in helping to address these needs. I had the honor of serving as the moderator for this conversation.
The dual context for this conversation is unusual: COVID-19 and a new federal administration. COVID-19 has not only been a major medical tragedy, it also has resulted in a major behavioral health tragedy. We now are in the midst of a behavioral health pandemic within a medical one. Indicators suggest that as many as twice the number of Americans have behavioral health issues today compared with pre-pandemic levels. Read more