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.

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  • 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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