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New (and Old) Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis. Former NIMH Director Tom Insel at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference

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This video series is taken from our Centennial Conference and features excerpts from many of the presentations – check back often or bookmark the Riggs Blog to see new videos.  

Moving the needle on the mental health crisis demands new (and old) solutions, argues Tom Insel, MD, in these select remarks from his keynote presentation, “Beyond Magical Thinking.”  

View more of Dr. Insel’s remarks from his presentation, including the topics outlined below.  

  • The 4 C's: Cognitive Training, Compassion, Connection, and Commitment
  • 4 P's of Medicine: Predictive, Preemptive, Personalized, and Participatory  
  • ​Diseases of Despair: A Public Health Crisis and the Failure of Care 

Tom Insel, MD, is co-founder and president of Mindstrong Health and former director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). California’s governor Gavin Newsom has called Insel his “mental health czar” for the state.   

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