Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launched a series of online videos during 2014, addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. The five-part Healthy Minds video series discussed progress made in brain research and treatment and offered insights for people living with mental illness, as well as those closest to them.
Featured in the video series is Dr. Husseini Manji, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and Global Therapeutic Area Head for Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development. Throughout the series, Dr. Manji shares his expertise on brain health and disorders that affect the brain, discussing the prevalence, projected burden, societal impact, and new trends in research and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, major depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Healthy Minds video series is hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Vicki Mabrey.
Across the globe, approximately 450 million people suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, yet nearly 60 percent who have a known disorder never consult a doctor to better understand their mental health. Lack of awareness and stigma are frequently noted as the reasons those suffering do not seek help. The video series aims to assist in familiarizing these disorders with viewers and reducing the stigma associated with them.
The series topics included:
Janssen’s mental health video series is part of the company’s Healthy Minds initiative, dedicated to advancing neuroscience research, news and information regarding mental health. The video project serves as a platform to continue Janssen’s leadership and innovation in neuroscience, mental health education, public health and advocacy.