Patrick McGorry and Jonathan Rosen with Natasha Mitchell
Adelaide Writers' Week
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Mental illness is stigmatised, economic rationalism determines government funding, and the industry is dominated by big pharma. Natasha Mitchell asks Patrick McGorry and Jonathan Rosen why we continue to fail our most vulnerable citizens.
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Prof Patrick McGorry is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and a Founding Director of headspace in Australia. McGorry has published over 700 papers, edited eight books, and is Editor-in-Chief of Early Intervention in Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
Jonathan Rosen is the author of two novels, Eve’s Apple and Joy Comes in the Morning, and two non-fiction books, The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds and The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature. His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous anthologies. He lives with his family in New York City. His latest book is The Best Minds.
Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award-winning journalist, radio presenter, podcaster, and documentary maker. She is host of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program, was founding host and producer of the radio show and podcast All in the Mind, hosted the ABC's daily social affairs program Life Matters, and was founding host and producer of Science Friction. Mitchell was recipient of a prestigious Knight Fellowship at MIT/Harvard. Her journalism has received numerous accolades.