Emory M.D. addresses brain health, suicide on MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show  

Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D. – the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Reunette W. Harris Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and the chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta – addresses suicide, opioid misuse/abuse, and “brain health” on the latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia's (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show.   

Dr. Rapaport discusses…  

– Rising suicide rates and at-risk groups 

– The steps that friends and loved ones should take to help someone who is suicidal

– The opioid misuse/abuse crisis – and his views on what are the best solutions  

– Emory’s innovative approach to “brain health” 

The Emory Brain Health Center is a “unique center that brings together the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, Rehab Medicine, Neurosurgery and Sleep Medicine to transform patient care and improve quality of life. This is accomplished through leading-edge research, training programs and integrated, family-centered care, all focused on brain diseases and human behaviors.”

MAG sponsors at least two ‘Top Docs Radio’ episodes per month. Between downloads and live listeners, the program has reached nearly 270,000 listeners – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.   

MAG’s ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from the Alliant Health Group in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

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