Cafe Scientifique, up next: Mental health improvements through early detection & treatment

November 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

Steven Adelsheim, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, spoke at our Café Scientifique series this past Thursday, November 21. 


Steven Adelsheim, MD

This past Thursday at Café Scientifique, Dr. Adelsheim, a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist, shared some promising new approaches to mental health care. He discussed the international and national movement towards building early detection and intervention models for serious mental illness. Through the development of community outreach efforts and addressing community stigma, young people at risk for serious mental illness are accessing care earlier, leading to improved outcomes in mental health, employment and educational success. Dr. Adelsheim showed how these models are now expanding across California and other states in an effort to build a more effective mental health support system for our young people.

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