In the struggle to help people with mental illness cope with their affliction, a powerful long term tool has been overlooked: school. Seth Seabury and Thomas Insel write on the importance of education in expanding opportunities for patients with serious mental illness.
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Chronic diseases are among the most preventable and costliest conditions, consuming the overwhelming majority of Medicare resources. The Schaeffer Center assembles leading minds from across disciplines to address this challenge, striving to simplify labyrinthine systems of care and promote healthier outcomes.