CA New Mental Health Advisor: Dr. Thomas Insel Presentation

For Immediate Release

Meet California’s New Mental Health Advisor!

NAMI Santa Cruz County is hosting Dr. Thomas Insel, newly appointed advisor to Governor Newsom on MENTAL HEALTH in California on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7pm (6:30 meet and greet). The event will be held at Peace United Church 900 High Street, Santa Cruz. Admission is free.


Dr. Thomas Insel, newly appointed advisor to Governor Newsom on MENTAL HEALTH in California. Dr. Insel will cover California’s challenges and changes in the area of mental health.  He also wants to also understand the concerns of our community and will create opportunities to gather input.  For information call 831 824-0406.


About Thomas R. lnsel, M.D.

Since May of 2019, he has been a special advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom and Chair of the Board of the Steinberg Institute in Sacramento, California.  From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to the research of mental disorders. Prior to serving as NIMH Director, Dr. lnsel, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience in Atlanta.  From 2015–2017, he led the Mental Health Team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences).  Dr. Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards including honorary degrees in the U.S. and Europe. 


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Nov 20 2019


7:00 PM (6:30 meet and greet)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm




NAMI Santa Cruz County
831 824-0406

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