This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Altha J. Stewart and Ruth Shim is entitled Achieving Mental Health Equity. This issue is one of four each year selected by our series consulting editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Topics in this issue include: The Business Case for Mental Health Equity; Shifting the Policy Paradigm to Achieve Equity; Clinical Considerations in an Equitable Mental Health Care System; Training Psychiatrists to Achieve Mental Health Equity; The Role of Organized Psychiatry; A Consumer and Family Perspective on mental health equity; as well as mental health equity for: Criminal Justice, Child and Adolescents, Addictions, Collaborative Care, and Community Psychiatry.
Edited by Altha J. Stewart, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health, Engagement, Associate Professor/Chief of Social and Public Psychiatry, Director, Center for Health in Justice involved Youth, The University of Tennessee , Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee and Ruth S. Shim