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Every June NBR’s Center for Health and Aging invites top decision-makers in science, policy, industry, medicine, and public health to Seattle to discuss how to realize the dream of a healthier future through the effective utilization of scientific advances combined with appropriate policies for prevention, early detection, and early treatment of disease.


Media and Mental Health: Breaking Down Stigma and Challenging Inaccuracies

What are the obstacles and opportunities surrounding effective reporting on mental health? As a follow-up to discussions with health journalists at the 2012 Pacific Health Summit, NBR spoke with Claire Blithell of the Science Media Centre, Edward Campion of the New England Journal of Medicine, Mohuya Chaudhuri of New Delhi Television, and Anso Thom of South Africa’s Health e-News Service to gather their insights on the role of media in raising awareness about mental health issues in developed and developing countries.

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Media and Mental Health: Breaking Down Stigma and Challenging Inaccuracies