How is schizophrenia viewed across cultures around the world? How has the history of mental health institutions within the US influenced how we view patients with schizophrenia today? In this talk we will explore schizophrenia from a social, historical, and medical lens. Using schizophrenia as a case study we will discuss how the stigma within societies around the globe influences patient outcomes. Join us for this fascinating talk by psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, Dr. Larry Merkel.