Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Regina James introduces the American Psychiatric Association's latest podcast, Looking Beyond Unplugged.
Dr. Regina James: [00:00:12] Welcome to the American Psychiatric Association podcast series Looking Beyond Unplugged. I'm your host, Dr. Regina James, deputy medical director and chief of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity here at the APA. In APA Looking Beyond Unplugged podcast, we try to look beyond a unidimensional approach in understanding mental health outcomes for diverse communities and seek to apply an interdisciplinary lens to help us understand these complex issues that impact mental health and mental health care outcomes, particularly for marginalized and minoritized communities. During the podcast, APA Looking beyond unplugged will have an opportunity to carry on the conversation from our expert panelists, discuss in more detail updates and breakdowns of current events and mental health, and explore and tackle at a deeper level, t he complex factors and determinants that impact mental health outcomes. Please, if you can take time out of your busy schedule, join us as we discuss topics around climate change, clinician bias, the collaborative care model and LGBTQIA plus mental health. To learn more about APA Looking beyond podcast, please visit psychiatry dot org slash diversity and subscribe to our channel to receive early notification about our new episodes. Always remember in the words of Mr. Mandela, what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others. So let's listen, learn and make a difference.