Mental health issues can be extremely isolating.
After being diagnosed, people often feel filled with shame and like they are completely alone.
Humans are social beings and need connection with others to fully thrive, but current mental health treatment programs often neglect the social and cultural aspects of mental health recovery.
This continued isolation can be detrimental, and Dr. Ross Ellenhorn is working to bring connectedness back to mental health treatment.
He is at the forefront of the integrated care movement, and his company, Prakash Ellenhorn, helps individuals suffering with psychiatric symptoms find the psychological and social means for remaining outside the hospital.
Just as those on the road to recovery feel apprehension about re‐engaging with society, those who are being treated for mental health issues may feel similarly unsure about how to reconnect.
Dr. Ellenhorn explains the functional applications of connection and how community plays a pivotal part in the healing process.