Dartmouth hosts mental health panel with surgeon generals

Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 5:54 AM EDT
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HANOVER, N.H. (WCAX) - Dartmouth College held a panel Thursday looking at solutions to the national mental health crisis.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was joined by six of his living predecessors for the discussion. They spoke about how the mental health crisis had affected each one of them personally and how it manifests in the minds of the country’s veterans, doctors, and students.

“The issue of mental health really has become a national concern. Not just a national medical concern, but it’s become an economic concern, it’s become a national security concern, it is fundamentally impacting the fabric of society,” Murthy said.

The panel ended with a conversation about solutions. Murthy suggested the crisis might not be one that needs policy but rather a shift in morality and culture in the country.

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