Jill Wiedemann-West: Changing the Traditional Paradigm of Mental Health

Oct 21, 2021

We’re honored to have our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, named a Top 10 Impactful Healthcare Leader to Watch for 2021 by Beyond Exclamation Magazine.

Beyond Exclamation sat down with Jill to discuss how behavioral healthcare has evolved over the years to include integrated models of care, increased access to care and improvements to health equity. Jill discussed how mental health is part of the mainstream conversation now, making it an accepted dialogue instead of a taboo topic, where it existed for far too long.  

Yet beyond mental health stigma, at the community level, while many people are not alone facing issues with their mental health, they also face a myriad of other issues, which increase the barriers they experience in getting to better health and stability.  Because of the acuity of their conditions, and the complexity of their needs, it requires all of us in healthcare to forge better, more integrated solutions. 

Jill adds, “We need to better understand who isn’t being served and why. Clearly, there is more work to be done in improving mental wellness and healthcare access overall for more marginalized and complex populations. We are here to ensure that these conversations continue, and we were made to solve these problems.” 

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