DocTalk Tweet Chat "Mental Health Stigma" Scheduled for August 6


Days after another couple of mass shooting tragedies, a team of psychiatry thought leaders discuss the public's understanding of mental health care.

This week’s #DocTalk Tweet Chat will feature a roundtable of co-hosts leading discussion on “Mental Health Stigma”—a topic which has again reached national policy rhetoric days after the tragic mass shootings in Dayton, OH, and El Paso, TX.

#DocTalk is a weekly conversation featured on Twitter that focuses on the biggest issues in healthcare today. Join us on Tuesday night, August 6, at 9 PM EST for the start of our chat, featuring the following cohosts:

  • Jessi Gold, MD, MS; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (@DrJessiGold)
  • Amy Barnhorst, MD; Vice Chair of Community Psychiatry, University of California Davis (@amybarnhorst)
  • Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center (@DrHowardLiu)

The team of clinicians and thought-leaders will field perspectives and insights into the following questions:

  • How has the prevalence of mass casualty events—and their depiction by the media—influenced the public’s understanding of mental health issues?
  • How does stigma influence a patient’s perception of their own mental health?
  • What is the greatest misconception that mentally ill patients often have about their condition?
  • Where are we currently lacking in mental health care initiatives in the US?
  • What is the doctor's role in countering medical misinformation or stigma?
  • How can clinicians help improve public health legislation for mentally ill patients?

We invite all interested Twitter users to participate in the chat and contribute their own perspective and questions.

Be sure to search for “#DocTalk,” follow MD Mag on Twitter (@MDMagazine), and look for the social media icon signifying the chat:

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If you’re a frequent Twitter user with a background in healthcare and interest in leading a #DocTalk chat with your colleagues, contact us here.

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