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How Does Loneliness Affect Persons Living With Mental Illness?

March 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm Eastern Free Executive Web Briefing, Courtesy of The Echo Group

It is widely accepted that persons living with serious mental illness will die 25 years earlier than the overall population average. Are we missing a larger issue, that of loneliness? By addressing the challenges of loneliness can we increase the life expectancy of persons living with serious mental illness? The first step is to understand the difference between loneliness and choosing to be alone. The UK and the United Nations have been proactively addressing these issues, should we follow suit?

Join Suki Norris, JD, Senior Knowledge Engineer, The Echo Group on Thursday, March 14th at 1:00 pm ET to learn more about the effect of loneliness on the life expectancy of people living with mental illness.

Featured Speaker

Suki Norris, JD

Suki Norris, JD,
Senior Knowledge Engineer

Suki joined The Echo Group in 1996 and has more than 35 years of experience in health care, including health care law, managed care, and behavioral health.

Suki has extensive experience with Medicaid waivers, meaningful use, and the Excellence in Mental Health Act. She has worked extensively in data analysis, including analysis of big data in support of clients and ongoing research. Her knowledge of behavioral health law has been sought by customers across the country as they address specific needs such as managed care and Health Information Exchange implementation. Suki has presented on a variety of topics, including value-based care, quality measures, CCBHC, parity, and health information exchange.
Suki received her Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Mills College and her Juris Doctor degree from Golden State University.