Jan 14 'Social Determinants of Mental Health' Webinar: CBHL

NYAPRS Note: On January 14, 2016 at 1 PM EST The College of Behavioral Health Leadership is hosting a webinar entitled, “The Social Determinants of Mental Health.” The event will be presented by Dr. Ruth Shim. Please find the registration link below.

NYAPRS believes that the social determinants of mental health – including housing, employment, and education – are essential to recovery and full community inclusion and are fundamental elements of our advocacy, training and technical assistance efforts.

Webinar: The Social Determinants of Mental Health

December 11, 2015

January 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. EST


This session is focused on the social determinants of mental health and mental illnesses; those factors stemming from where we grow, live, work, learn, and age that impact our overall mental health and well-being, and those factors that contribute to mental illnesses. Although there has been considerable recent focus on the social determinants of physical health, there has been surprisingly little emphasis on the social determinants of

mental health. Special consideration will be given to the social determinants of mental health, as they are largely neglected with regard to their role in causing and worsening mental illnesses. These underlying causes of mental illnesses are modifiable precursors to behavioral risk factors and are largely responsible for social injustice

and mental health inequities.

Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Development and Chief of Outpatient Services, Department of Psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital; Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine will provide an overview of important concepts and present evidence that supports the existence of these determinants. She will also discuss research, policy, and practice-based solutions.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4442816795932066049

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