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Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite, who works with under-served children and families in the area of mental health. Dr. Christian Brathwaite is concerned about the mental health of children today in particular those who are experiencing trauma which may come from discrimination, racism, as well as other impacts from this pandemic. Her first most important mentor was her mom, oriented towards social justice and action. There may have been issues of financial instability but that did not prevent actions like forming organizations to help and support others who have rights. These early beginnings give Nicole constant perspective of what it looks like to not have. And she doesn’t take that for granted. Over the course of her career, she has purposefully sought mentors who could provide knowledge or experience she wanted but did not yet have. And to do her best work, she is a huge proponent of self-care. She might not be expert at that yet, but she is working on it.
Nicole Christian Brathwaite, MD | Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Scheduled Care and AtHome at Array Behavioral Care
I am committed to working with under-served children and families both locally and globally.
I am also interested in the interface between technology and medicine.
I am Medical Director and SVP of Array Behavioral Care’s AtHome and Scheduled Care Divisions. Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care from hospital to home with its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations
I am the CEO of Well Minds Consulting Company. Well Minds Consulting is a multifaceted organization dedicated to advising schools and educators on how to better understand and support youth with mental illness. We provide psychiatric expert witness support and testimony as well as implicit bias, trauma sensitive, and mental health training for schools and businesses
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