Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Mental and Physical Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin
6 in 10 US adults have a chronic condition. This statistic is well known and shocking enough on its own. What’s not as well known is that every chronic condition is also a mental health condition. Sometimes stress, depression or anxiety causes health problems. Other times they just make them worse. In every case, though, treating both the body and the mind is the only way to break this cycle of declining health.
We need to address the factors that contribute to the gap in mental healthcare, including stigma, lack of access, and a reactive, medicine-based healthcare system. With the availability of technologies, reimbursement reform, and employer engagement, we now have the tools we need to treat the whole patient.
- Understand why every chronic condition is a mental health condition
- Discuss how continuous care of both mind and body can lead to better outcomes
- Learn how social determinants of health play into both mental health and chronic condition prevention, treatment, and management
Arundhati Parmar, Editor-in-Chief, MedCity News
Stephanie Tilenius, CEO, Vida Health
Jason Parrot, Boeing
Elana Schrader, GuideWell Health