Tom Insel, M.D. is the Director of the Nation Institute of Mental Health. He's working to change the way we think about mental illness because changing the way we think about mental illness will change the way we treat it.
As with other diseases that over the last several years have seen dramatic decreases in mortality rates, his message regarding mental illness is clear: "Early detection, early intervention is the story for success." There's something that comes along with early detection and early intervention that can be tough for parents and patients alike: a label.
Click the photo to watch Dr. Insel's TED talk, read more about it and to read a few of my thoughts about labels.