Shadow Politics, 08/10/2017
Our first guest is Dr. John Huber, a Clinical Forensic Psychologist and practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. He will speak about the Las Vegas massacre, mental health and the PTSD that people can experience who were traumatized by the tragedy itself. Our second guest is Dr. John A. Horton, an Internal and Family Medicine Doctor in Westlake Village, California who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. He will elaborate on the recent 'HEPATITIS A' outbreak in San Diego, Ca. The San Diego County Public Health Officer declared a local public health emergency due to the ongoing outbreak and the investigation is ongoing. Dr. Horton will also advise us about the flu shot (to get it or not), and end of life issues.
Dr. John Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist; Chairman of Mainstream Mental Health; Professor of Psychology, Texas State University.
Dr. John Huber, a mental health professional and university professor that has been in mental health for over twenty years. His experience began as a School Psychologist. Today, he is in private practice as a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. In addition, he taught undergraduate and graduate psychology at Texas State University from 1996 until 2017. Dr. Huber will provide the public face for Mainstream Mental Health.
As Chairman of Mainstream Mental Health management, their common goal is to help people get mental health services. The target market for services are underprivileged and underinsured youth, veterans, and their families. Both of these groups are taught to be wary of mental health labels. They are often told that there is a lack of access to needed resources. Negative peer pressure through fear of the consequences of being ostracized scares these people in need away from psychological treatment. Additionally, many community programs do not “kick in” until after an individual has a serious mental breakdown.
The primary goal is to help before that breakdown occurs.
There are two parts to our goal. First, we must provide a way to make out-patient therapy and out-patient mental health services financially practical to the individual. Second, we must reduce the stigma of “mental health” treatment. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person or veteran to make positive changes in his/her life before a crisis evolves.
Over time, Mainstream Mental Health will create an environment that will be an invaluable resource to the young and the veteran alike to stop the fear in seeking help and problem solving; and embrace each other and our differences as part of the normal human condition.
Mainstream Mental Health is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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