Confronting The Madness

Dr. Vincent Agyapong Confronts Digital and Global Mental Health

October 10, 2021

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, there is no person I would rather be speaking with. I am privileged to call my next guest, first and foremost, a friend.  

Dr. Vincent Agyapong stands, in my eyes, as one of the most generous, kind, supportive, thoughtful, and empathetic men I know.  I went through a personal challenging period in 2020 and Vincent made sure to call me week in and week out just to check in.

As a professional, I have not come across a more hard working, innovative, and dynamic individual.  It is no wonder he has been sought after by many organizations around the world.

Vincent is the newly minted Professor of Psychiatry and Global Mental Health and the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. He is also the Chief of Psychiatry for the Central Zone at Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

In this episode Vincent and I focus on global and digital mental health issues and trends. We talk in depth about his major health innovation: supportive text message interventions.  His various text messaging programs have had over 80,000 subscribers. 

As founding board members of The Global Psychological eHealth Foundation, Vincent and I also talk about our efforts to focus on global mental health research, advocacy and consulting work. The Global Psychological eHealth Foundation has a specific interest in developing, implementing, and evaluating impacts of, evidence based, easily scalable, and cost-effective e-mental health tools geared at closing the treatment gap for communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy World Mental Health Day.

If you look in the right places, there is so much to be grateful for.

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