Creating Excellence in mental health care
Open Excellence funds independent research and innovative programs that improve mental health care outcomes.
Mental Health Care
Americans annually spend over $100 billion on mental health care that leaves many people unsatisfied. What would an investment in mental health care excellence make available?
The time has come for systemic change; a transformation in the values, philosophies, treatments and delivery of services which address mental health challenges.
What if we began with radical humility?
People struggle and suffer in many ways, yet labeling these as “medical” issues isn’t always helpful. There are other ways of thinking about mental health challenges.
Out of Balance
A one-size-fits all approach doesn’t work. Medications are overprescribed, while those with complex challenges often struggle to get the help they need.
Standard interventions often fail to produce lasting results primarily because they treat symptoms rather than address the underlying root causes of suffering and distress.
Hyped & Hidden
Medical literature is often compromised via ghost-written articles, studies that overstate pharmaceutical efficacy, and failure to report negative trials and adverse events.
Learning to Listen
We are complex bio-psycho-social beings who react uniquely to mental health challenges.
A paradigm shift to person-centered care, which respects the values and strengths of the individual and their community, is needed to revolutionize mental health outcomes and reach our human potential.
A new approach
I See You.
We need a new approach to mental health care that honors individuals, families and communities as complex bio-psycho-social systems. Our initiatives are at the forefront of this movement and producing viable results.
A new Paradigm
Mental health is about more than treating illnesses, it is about reaching our human potential.
We are co-creating a mental health care system that helps people live full, satisfying lives of their own design.
People with lived experience must be at the center of all research, policies and practices. "Nothing about us without us."
A round table approach that includes the many voices in a person's life to find meaning and improvement together.
We are complex bio-psycho-social systems. Everyone deserves to be respected, heard, understood, cared for and cared about.
How do we thrive as individuals and communities? Positive psychology can help us become our best selves.
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