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Presented by AARP and in partnership with Detroit Public Television, this virtual discussion features medical professionals who explain mental health challenges and solutions for COVID-19.

James Brown, MD 


Michele Reid, MD, who attended Detroit Public Schools (DPS), received her undergraduate and medical education at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing her psychiatric residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, she served as Medical Director at Northeast Guidance Center and then as Medical Director at the Detroit – Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency. Currently, she is the Chief Medical Officer at CNS Healthcare, a $24 plus million-outpatient mental health provider, serving over 7,500 children, adolescents, adults and older adults with mental disorders including substance use disorders and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Dr. Reid is also the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Northeast Integrated Health and Trustee-at-Large for the American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Curtis Oliver Longs, MD, Board Certified in Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Longs provides treatment of behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adults, adolescents and private practice at Behavioral Health Initiatives, LLC. He is the Mental Health Director and Psychiatrist at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit and provides psychiatric treatment for adult, adolescent and children at the Northeast Guidance Center-CMH Agency in Detroit. In addition, Dr. Longs provides medication management as well as psychopharmacological education for children, teens, adults and geriatric patients to the community. He also serves as a preceptor of psychiatry residents from Michigan State University and Wayne County Mental Health Authority. 


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