We’re excited to announce that the talks and panels from our Inaugural Mental Healthcare Innovations Summit are now available on our YouTube channel! Dive into this video library to hear from thought leaders in mental health. We encourage you to watch the videos and share with your network to gain a deeper understanding of recent advances in mental healthcare and feel as inspired as we did (and still do!) after the event.
Our summit was held on October 6, 2022, at Stanford School of Medicine, with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and brought together leaders in research, health insurance, government, policy, advocacy, nonprofits, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship, to unite key stakeholders around our four pillars:
- Precision Mental Health
- Digital Mental Health
- Awareness Interventions
Check out clips and full length videos from the summit, including opening remarks from Diana Ramos, the California Surgeon General, a keynote from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and a fireside chat with Selena Gomez and Elyse Cohen.
Our Mental Healthcare Innovations Summit will be back this year in November. We look forward to bringing you the latest innovation and research in mental healthcare. Sign up here to join our waitlist.
The day began with opening remarks from Michael Snyder, PhD, and Ariel Ganz, PhD, and was followed by a compassion meditation led by James Doty, MD, emphasizing the importance of human connection for our wellbeing. Next, Benedict Macon-Cooney introduced Diana Ramos, MD, who spoke about the impact of mental health on our communities and her work to address mental health in California. We then heard from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who spoke on policy-level implementation of innovation funding via ARPA-H.
Our first session was the precision mental health panel, facilitated by Jess Northend, and brought together Michael Snyder, PhD, Ruth O’Hara, PhD, Leanne Williams, PhD, and Jyoti Mishra, PhD, MBA, to discuss their research and experience in this field.
Our second session was the digital mental health panel, moderated by Antoun Nabhan, JD, and brought together James R. Doty, MD, Nichol Bradford, Daniel Kraft, MD, and Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, to share their experiences using and creating digital tools for mental health.
Afterwards, we had a tech demonstration from Jon David of Akili Interactive who shared EndeavorRx, the first prescription video game for ADHD.
During our Awareness Intervention session, we heard from renowned author and speaker Bryon Katie, who taught us The Work, a method of self-inquiry she created, and Ariel Ganz, PhD, who shared the research behind The Work, with introductions from Ben Rolnik and Sage Robbins.
We then had a fireside chat with Selena Gomez and Elyse Cohen where Gomez spoke about her efforts to destigmatize mental health and increase mental health resources for underrepresented groups.
Our third session was the psychedelics panel, moderated by Lauren Packard, JD, and brought together Jeffrey Becker, MD, Rosalind Watts, PhD, and Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD, to discuss their research and experience in this field.
We ended the day with a design thinking session led by Susie Chang and Jess Brown from the Stanford d.school to capture the momentum generated by our panels and talks.
Read our other blog posts on our summit!