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.

Guests

  • 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

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – April 20, 2018

Friday, Apr 20 2018A D.C. cannabis activist moves to Maryland to organize against a Republican Congressperson. Virginia's legislature is back for a special session to craft a budget, but will Medicaid expansion continue to be a sticking point? All that and more on the Politics Hour.