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For World Mental Health Day, take 40 seconds

Forty seconds is enough time to make a difference that could save a life. It can also be the pivot point for a new national consensus that makes our communities happier, healthier, and more equal.

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By Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. is the executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and senior associate vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a clinical professor in UT’s School of Social Work and professor of psychiatry at Dell Medical School.