Virginia Republican Party Chair John Whitbeck joins us in studio, and we get an update on Congress and D.C.'s "Death with Dignity" bill from D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Guest Host: Jennifer Golbeck
For many, overcoming stigma can be a big hurdle in seeking mental health care. What happens if you can’t get an appointment when you finally work up the nerve to try? A new American Psychiatric Association Foundation study found that only 14 percent of individuals using the top three D.C. insurers were able to successfully schedule a psychiatric appointment after trying to. We consider the implications for patients and health providers who are part of the safety net for those in need.
- Dr. Tanya A. Royster Director, DC Department of Behavioral Health; Board certified general, child and adolescent psychiatrist
- Dr. Louis Beckman Board certified psychiatrist; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine
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