Mental illness is one of the most challenging healthcare issues of our time, costing more than cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases combined.
But our mental health system is broken. Fortunately, science, social media, and politics are forcing change. This in turn will require each of us to learn new ways of thinking about what is “normal”.
Mental Health Ambassador and Chair, Global Campaign on Mental Health for Johnson & Johnson Craig Kramer shares some interesting information on mental illness and the changes that are coming from social media, politics, and science in the TEDx Talk below.
Over the last three years, Kramer’s daughter attempted suicide, lost his brother to drug addiction, and witnessed his wife lose her job due to brain disorders. This led him to become an accidental expert in just how broken our mental health system is. His is helping Johnson & Johnson lead the way in transforming mental health care worldwide.