Mental Health Care - Recognizing & Treating Mental Illness

Mental Health Care - Recognizing & Treating Mental Illness 
Thursday, Aug. 11 ~ 6-7 pm

The Town of Wake Forest partnered with WakeMed to host a free webinar on “Mental Health Care - Recognizing & Treating Mental Illness” on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.

The webinar featured a presentation by Dr. Micah Krempasky, Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health & Well-Being, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, who reviewed common symptoms of mental illness and discussed resources available to loved ones  suffering from untreated and undertreated mental illness.

The session concluded with a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

 

About Dr. Micah Krempasky, Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Dr. Micah KrempaskyDr. Micah Krempasky is the Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health & Well-Being at WakeMed. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and then returned to her home state of Tennessee to attend medical school at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. She completed her Psychiatry Residency and served as Chief Resident at Dartmouth.  Dr. Krempasky is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

At WakeMed, Dr. Krempasky leads the charge to build and expand a continuum of behavioral health care services to meet the needs of patients and families and to support a healthier community.  Dr. Krempasky is often asked to speak at conferences around the country.  The North Carolina General Assembly recognized her leadership in behavioral health in North Carolina by appointing her to serve on the State Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.

She has a deep understanding of the role psychological stress can play in chronic disease states and is passionate about relieving the suffering that results from untreated and undertreated mental illness.  She is an avid believer in the healing power of nature and can often be found with her husband and two daughters hiking up a mountain, paddle boarding through a river or driving across country in the family camper.

 

WF CaresWake Forest Cares

The Mental Health Care webinar is a Wake Forest Cares initiative.

Mental Health Care - Recognizing & Treating Mental Illness
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