On October 27, the Manhattan Institute held a mental-health symposium featuring discussions with Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, and authors D.J. Jaffe and Pete Earley.
Ten million Americans live with serious mental illness; such people live ten years less, on average; and they are ten times more likely to be in prison than receiving care in a psychiatric hospital. The costs of this tragic neglect are high—for the one-third of mentally ill Americans who receive no treatment, for their families, and for strangers who fall victim to psychotic violence.
The Manhattan Institute hosted a mental-health symposium, featuring authors D.J. Jaffe and Pete Earley, who were inspired to write books on the shortcomings of the current system after attempting to help mentally ill family members; and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, a long-time critic of the status quo who was recently sworn in as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use.
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Registration/Breakfast|
|9:00 - 9:05 AM||Opening Remarks
Howard Husock, Vice President, Research and Publications, MI
|9:05 - 9:40 AM||Panel
DJ Jaffe, Author: Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill
Pete Earley, Author: Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness
Moderator: Erin Billups, Health Reporter, Spectrum News NY1
|9:40 - 10:15 AM||Keynote Conversation
Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Howard Husock, MI
|10:15 - 10:30 AM||Audience Q & A|