Insight over Injustice
Vikram Patel Keynotes - The Vikram Patel keynotes both educate and provide insight into mental illness and the experiences...
Patel explains that from a global perspective, mental illness is the leading cause of disability around the world. He also points out that around 500 million people suffer from mental illness; these illnesses vary from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD and many more.
Patel points out a very important issue, which is that most of these people don't receive the care that they need and deserve. Suffering, shame and discrimination, as Patel says, is brought upon them instead of help.
Patel's speech hopes to highlight these injustices, and to provide insight and knowledge so that we can change this problem. This speech not only gives a background understanding of mental illness, but it also provides information on what we as individuals and communities can do to improve these peoples lives.