January 18, 2017
As a source of human suffering, a barrier to workplace productivity, a burden on families and a driver of medical costs, mental illness amounts to an unparalleled public health crisis. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of smart thinking on how to improve the lives of people who struggle with major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious conditions. In this report, inVentiv Health has synthesized some of this analysis, with particular attention to the recommendations, strategies and aspirations of patient advocacy groups. We have also collected insights from pharmaceutical companies, payers and other key stakeholders. Amidst great uncertainty in the healthcare environments of the US and Europe, inVentiv Health hopes to shine a light on unique challenges posed by mental health disorders and some possible solutions.
A proud alumna of UNC School of Media and Journalism, inVentiv Health Communications President, Lisa Stockman, was featured in the most recent episode of UNC’s Start Here/Never Stop Podcast Series. Find the original and more episodes in this series here.