McLean, Meet Ecuador; Ecuador, Meet McLean
Published August 7, 2019
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    On today’s episode, Trevor talks about his struggle to go with the flow. Then Mariel Paz y Mino, PhD, (04:24), head of the Psychology Department at the Universidad de San Francisco Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador joins us. Mariel shares how she discovered her passion for mental health, public education, and improving mental health resources in Ecuador, as well as the challenges that come with this. She touches on the lack of mental health resources and efforts to destigmatize mental health among the Ecuadorian community. Mariel also talks about the success of USFQ’s collaboration with McLean and gives a sneak peak of what’s to come in that partnership. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: – The Ecuadorian government approved mental illness coverage under health insurance a few years ago, but have yet to start enforcing it (11:00) – Mariel talks about learning organizational skills during her training here at McLean (24:17) – There are only 1.7 psychologists per 100,000 people in Ecuador (48:44) RELEVANT CONTENT: – Baseline determination in social, health, and genetic areas in communities affected by glyphosate aerial spraying on the northeastern Ecuadorian border: mclean.link/a5x – McLean Hospital and Universidad San Francisco de Quito Collaboration: mclean.link/ivb - - - The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice. © 2019 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.
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