Mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves. As individuals and communities, we are awakening to this other half of healthcare, brought to the fore by the many challenges of the past year. In this presentation, we'll peek at the past and look to the future of mental healthcare in our state with an eye towards access to care, health care parity and equity.
Presented by Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society and assistant professor of Psychiatry. Hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UA, a lifelong learning program serving adults 50 years and older.
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Jasleen Chhatwal, MD, is CMO and director of the Mood Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson and also serves as assistant professor at College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Chhatwal is active in medical student and resident physician education, aiming to enhance understanding of psychiatric disorders for varied medical personnel. She is also active in the American mental health community, advocating for her patients’, colleagues, and profession through elected positions with the Arizona Psychiatric Society and American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Chhatwal’s contributions to the mental health field have been recognized in the form of a "Presidential Award for Leadership" from the Arizona Psychiatric Society, and fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. Echoing naturalistic healing disciplines, Dr. Chhatwal believes that the human body has the inherent capacity to heal itself.