We were thrilled to join the conversation at the Treasure Coast Opioid Summit in Martin County, Florida.

Our own, Dr. Mullen, presented with other subject matter experts including David Nash, PhD, PMPEric J. Gremminger, ICADC, SAPJames Carroll, moderated by Micah Robbins.

Patrick Mullen, Psy.D. spoke about the complexity of the opioid crisis and its intersection at many contributing issues such as underlying mental health conditions, trauma, disconnection, economic and educational disparities, stigma, discrimination, access to healthcare, limitations in mental health care funding/reimbursement, illicitly-manufactured synthetic opioids, and more.

While no single solution can solve the opioid crisis, Manifesto’s peer support platform is aiding in the efforts to expand the mental health workforce, improve access to a natural and humanistic form of support, and lengthen and enhance the continuum of care with peer specialists and peer-led navigation services that bridge gaps in mental health care.