Join Insoo Hyun, a renowned bioethicist and philosopher, and Dr. Rebecca Brendel, director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and 2022-2023 president of the American Psychiatric Association, in a thought-provoking conversation about the mental health crisis in the United States. In this comprehensive discussion, they explore various topics such as the need for a public mental health infrastructure, the scarcity of mental health professionals, the impact of the pandemic on mental health, the significance of discussing mental illness openly, social media's effect on mental health, and inclusivity in mental health. This rich conversation sheds light on the current state of mental health in the US, emphasizing the urgency for action. It's essential to acknowledge that mental illness affects many individuals, just like physical illness, and we must eradicate the stigma surrounding it and ensure access to care.