(En español) Armando Rodriguez, M.D., is an internist for a multi-specialty medical group in Miami, Florida. He was born in the United States in 1961—two weeks after his parents arrived from Cuba. His main patient base is Medicare and Medicaid recipients of color. Below he discusses his personal experience with depression, mental illness stigma in Latino communities, and how he screens primary care patients for mental illness.
Rosalynn Carter, now 83 years old, is the Former First Lady and Co-Founder of the Carter Center (with Former U.S. President and husband Jimmy Carter). The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses, and achieve greater parity for mental health in the U.S. health care system. In Mrs. Carter’s new book, Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, she shares her knowledge from almost 40 years of work in the mental health care field, including the problems with stigma and the mental health care system.
Richard Frank, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Economics at Harvard Medical School where he studies the economics and financing of mental health care.
Dr. Carol Glod is Director of Nursing Research at McLean Hospital. She conducts studies of adolescent depression and its possible treatments.
Depression in teens usually goes undiagnosed, and often leads to drug and alcohol abuse or additional behavioral disorders. Furthermore, depression is the leading cause of suicide. In a recent national survey of high school students, nearly 20% of teens thought about attempting suicide, and more than 8% made a suicide attempt.
Matt Ruble, M.D., is Associate Training Director of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School.
Laura Rosen, Ph.D., is author of When Someone You Love is Depressed. She has her own private practice in psychiatry, in New Jersey.
Dr. Weissman is director of the Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at the NY State Psychiatric Institute, which conducts many studies on depression in families, and co-author with late Gerald Klerman of the Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Suzanne Mintz is President and Co-Founder of the National Family Caregivers Association.
Dr. Beardslee is a professor of child psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Beardslee is a nationally recognized expert on families and depression. He is the author of Out of the Darkened Room - When a Parent Is Depressed: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family. Through a series of long-term studies with families, Dr. Beardslee has developed a step-by-step approach that helps families cope with depression while nurturing resiliency in children.
S. Nassir Ghaemi is a psychiatric researcher with expertise in bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology. He also has interests and training in philosophy and public health.
Raymond DePaulo, M.D., is Psychiatrist in Chief at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.