Psychiatrists work to optimize mental health and well-being like other mental health professionals, as mental health affects many different aspects of daily life and functioning. Psychiatrists are trained professionals specializing in mental health, providing diagnoses and curating individual treatment plans. They utilize both medication and behaviorally-based treatment plans to prevent and reduce the burden of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Kendra Bean is from Maui, Hawaiʻi. She is currently enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, specializing in Epidemiology. She is passionate about improving health literacy and access to care, specifically in rural areas.