In this podcast, I was surprised to learn so much about the mental health industry and those trying to navigate it. Then again, I was learning from someone accustomed to dropping boldly clear statements like this -
The mental healthcare system is broken.
Trusst is how we start fixing it.
As you'll learn in the podcast, Dr. Bill Hudenko is CEO of Trusst, a company that's going to greatly improve delivery of mental healthcare.
Mental disorders are an overlooked part of the medical sector, in part because they have a long history of being misunderstood. A glaring example - in 2008 (merely 13 years ago) a law was passed because health insurance issuers and group health plans were imposing less favorable benefit limitations on mental health patients than they were on medical/surgical patients. In other words, mental disorders had been "all in your head" for a very long time. That stigma still lingers.
One of the major obstacles for those needing care is the difficulty in getting appointments, mostly because there's an alarming shortage of psychiatrists. Between 2003 and 2013 there was a 10% decline in the number of practicing psychiatrists in the U.S.
Now, finally some good news: Trusst is here. Learn more about their brilliant solution on this Troublemakers podcast episode featuring Dr. Bill Hudenko.