To Meet a ‘Tsunami’ of Need, a Daring Proposal to Train Thousands of Lay Mental Health Workers

Taking a lesson from the developing world

Rob Waters
Aug 7, 2020 · 8 min read
Vikram Patel, Harvard professor of global health, during the Zoom interview for this story.

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Welcome to California State of Mind. A place for news about the mental health crisis — and what people are doing to address it. State of Mind is published by the Steinberg Institute, a CA nonprofit working to transform state policy on mental health issues.

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I’m a journalist based in Oakland. I write about health, science, social justice, urban affairs and travel. Father of 1. From Detroit.

California State of Mind

Welcome to California State of Mind. A place for news about the mental health crisis — and what people are doing to address it. State of Mind is published by the Steinberg Institute, a CA nonprofit working to transform state policy on mental health issues.