Nov 24, 2020
Tom Insel is the mental health “czar” of the State of California, he’s a co-founder of Mindstrong Health, and formerly Director of the NIMH. Tom is someone I look up to greatly as a trailblazer in the mental health space around what can be done, what is being done and what could be done to improve access to high quality care.
Tom has a rare combination of skills as a highly experienced neuroscientist, founder, entrepreneur, and investor in mental health startups. His advice and thought leadership help lead policy initiatives around the country on the topic of access to high quality, evidence based mental health care.
This episode is an excerpt from a Zoom call between Tom and the first cohort of founders from the What If Fellowship. The audio quality isn’t perfect as it was not originally intended to be a “podcast”, but the insights from decades of experience trying to solve for better access to care are priceless and I am excited to share these insights with you. If you are a founder building in this space, you will want to consider what Tom has to share from his experience.
Links: Tom’s LinkedIn, Humanest Website, Tom’s Ted Talk: Can Smartphones Solve the Mental Health Crisis?
What If Fellowship Program (Mental Health Accelerator): https://whatif.vc/fellowship
HERE ARE SOME THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT
Connect with the Stigma Podcast in the following ways: What If Fellowship, Patreon, Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Email
Connect with host Stephen Hays here: Stephen Hays Personal Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, What If Ventures (Mental Health Venture Fund)