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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Mar 22, 2018

The National Council for Behavioral Health is made up of health care organizations across the United States, committed to the concept of all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. In this episode, Dr. Joe Parks, Medical Director for the National Council, shares facts and opinions on many topics, including the use of telepsychiatry, the homeless crisis, and the shortage of psychiatrists. He also addresses the questions of why there are so many individuals with schizophrenia in prison and how we can get all people the same quality of care, no matter their financial situation.



[2:51]   Dr. Parks speaks on the pros and cons of telepsychiatry.

[4:30]   Choosing one’s own path to recovery.

[7:21]   Why are there so many people with schizophrenia in prison?

[8:59]   The homeless epidemic in the U.S.

[18:19] What is the National Council and what does it do?

[23:55] What to do about the psychiatrist shortage.

[26:01] How can we get everyone to receive the same quality of care?