Fighting the stigma: Mental & Behavioral health crisis
Mental and behavioral health have become pressing challenges and topics, nationally and locally. With a growing number of adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health challenges, coupled with a shortage of mental health providers, this issue has arguably turned into a crisis. At this Eggs & Issues, we will discuss why the number of affected individuals has rapidly increased, how businesses are impacted, key statistics in our region, and what is being done and can be done to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and provide essential services to those in need.
- Joni Medenwald, The Village Family Service Center
- Michelle Parkinson, Prairie St. John's
- Dr. Stephen Wonderlich, Sanford Health
- Panel moderated by Dr. Greg Glasner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND
Michelle Parkinson Dr. Stephen Wonderlich
Dr. Greg Glasner
I have a passion for working with young children and their families and am trained in various evidence-based models of therapy that focus on trauma, attachment, and the birth to 5-year-old population. I've been employed with The Village since 2012 and am the Minnesota Division Director, providing supervision and oversight for the Alexandria, Moorhead, and St. Cloud offices. I earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina and am a MN and ND Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
Michelle Parkinson graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a certification in Health Care Administration from Concordia College. She earned her Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Jamestown. With over 25 years of experience in human resources dedicated to the healthcare industry, Michelle has dedicated her last 13 years to supporting the mission of providing hope and healing to individuals facing behavioral health and substance use challenges at Prairie St. John’s. Michelle and her husband Cary live in Fargo. Their son, Adam, is a senior at UND.
Dr. Stephen Wonderlich
Dr. Wonderlich serves as Vice President and Chief of Behavioral Health Research at Sanford Research and is the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
He has worked both clinically and scientifically in behavioral health for nearly 40 years. He has published widely in the literature. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for several professional journals, is a Past-President of the Academy for Eating Disorders and was a member of the Eating Disorder Workgroup for DSM-5. He helped to establish the Sanford Eating Disorder and Weight Management Center as well as the Sanford Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth. He also serves as the Principal Investigator for the NIH Supported Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Eating Disorders at Sanford Health.
Dr. Greg Glasner
As Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Dr. Glasner has overall responsibility and accountability for leading the strategic direction of clinical integration, medical policy and health cost management. Trained as an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Glasner has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing physician and health care executive. Dr. Glasner earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He completed residencies at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital and is also Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he’s earned a certification from the Physician Leadership College at the University of St. Thomas and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University.
Dr. Glasner is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, as well as a member of the North Dakota OB/GYN Society, North Dakota State Medical Association and First District Medical Society.
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