My Personal Moon Shot - Mental Health Reform

I’m having a birthday soon and birthdays always bring introspection. I’m still a working girl and will be for some time, but my thoughts are drifting towards a new threshold—still years away--when I may not need to organize my life around gainful employment. I’m looking ahead 25 years and thinking about how I want the world to be and what I can do to get us there before I die. The children born this week will be young adults in 2040 and some percentage of them will manifest a serious mental illness. But instead of the fragmented, wholly inadequate system we have now for treating them, they will find something far more effective and compassionate. In 25 years… Their diagnosis will come earlie

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