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Mark Korthuis

in Edmonton

Re-Positioning Mental Health

PRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 28

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.

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