DECODE Summit 2020

Inscopix convened the DECODE Summit 2020 on Monday, November 9, to put a spotlight on the growing mental health crisis in the United States and across the world. The all-day event was held virtually amidst the challenges of 2020, from the COVID-19 pandemic to social unrest and economic uncertainty, that have undoubtedly contributed to the crisis.

The Summit followed a Bench to Bedside to A Better World arc, with the underlying theme of how science can create better mental healthcare and a better world. The meeting brought together leaders from academia, biopharma industry, philanthropy, advocacy, media, and government to highlight the latest in research and treatments for mental disorders, and to help shape the agenda for the future of mental health.

Over a 1000 individuals watched the Summit proceedings live. Inscopix is making the entire summit video recording available for public viewing below.

Video Archive

Full Video
8:00-8:10 am PST
8:10-8:30 am
8:30-8:55 am
8:55-9:20 am
9:20-9:45 am
10:05-10:30 am
10:30-10:55 am
10:55-11:20 am
A Better World
11:30-11:55 am
11:55-12:20 pm
12:20-12:50 pm
12:50-1:20 pm
1:20-1:45 pm


Kunal Ghosh, CEO & Founder, Inscopix
Filmmakers Erik Ewers & Christopher Loren Ewers
Thrive Global


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Speaker Issued Call-To-Action & Resources

Brandon Staglin
, President, One Mind

Donate to One Mind:

Take the ASPIRe Pledge:

  • I aspire to give all young people facing serious psychiatric illness the opportunity to heal, strengthen, and build their best lives.
  • I aspire to make recovery from serious psychiatric illness commonplace.
  • I aspire to collaborate with One Mind toward reaching these goals by 2040.
  • By providing my name and email address, I join the ASPIRe community.
Dr. Sachin Patel
, Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Learn more and donate to National Alliance on Mental Illness:

De-stigmatize Mental Health:

  • Talk Openly About Mental Health
  • Educate Yourself And Others
  • Be Conscious Of Language
  • Encourage Equality Between Physical And Mental Illness
  • Show Compassion For Those With Mental Illness
  • Choose Empowerment Over Shame
  • Be Honest About Treatment
  • Let The Media Know When They’re Being Stigmatizing
Dr. Kerry Ressler
, CSO & Professor, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

A few healthy ways to cope with stress, generally, and related to Covid-19:

  • Know what to do if sick and are concerned about COVID-19.
  • Know where and how to get treatment and other support services, including counseling / therapy.
  • Take care of emotional health will help think clearly and react to the urgent needs.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and drug use.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do enjoyable activities.
  • Connect with others. Talk with trusted people about concerns and feelings.
  • Connect with community- or faith-based organizations.

For more information:

When to seek professional help?

If symptoms continue or are preventing normal functioning, they may be related to more severe Depression, PTSD, or Grief. Some Symptoms / Behaviors that may suggest Professional Help is needed:

  • Anxiety/stress/sadness significantly interfering with functioning.
  • Increased alcohol or other drug use to cope.
  • Thoughts of self-harm and suicide; thoughts of hurting others.
  • Severe sleep disruption.
  • Disinterest in eating or other previous enjoyable activities; significant weight loss.
  • Significant irritability interfering with relationships / work.
  • Safety / checking / cleaning routines that are interfering with function.
Dr. Ekaterina Malievskaia
, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, COMPASS Pathways plc
Dr. Kafui Dzirasa
, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center

Learn about the African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative:

To support/collaborate with the initiative, email Dr. Dzirasa:

Arianna Huffington
, CEO & Founder, Thrive Global

Donate to First Responders First:

Resources shared by Arianna:

  • The Thrive ZP App:At a time when people are trying to build their immunity to stay strong, remarkable individuals from all around the country are persevering, overcoming obstacles, and making meaningful changes in their lives through the Thrive ZP App. The Thrive ZP App features stories that will inspire you to take action in your own life and to prioritize your well-being with small choices that lead to big changes. It also includes Thrive Reset, a tool based on neuroscience that shows that we can course-correct from stress in 60 to 90 seconds. You can choose images from your photo library (or Thrive’s own collection), along with quotes that give you perspective and inspire you, and music that moves you. We’ll do the rest, delivering you a personalized Reset with a guided breathing bubble that helps you inhale, exhale and bring yourself back to center. You can watch Arianna's personal Reset here.
  • Thriving Mind Resource Kit: Access the Thriving Mind Resource Kit, which combines the latest science, storytelling, and actionable Microsteps for navigating this new normal with less stress and greater resilience.
  • Read Arianna's book, The Sleep Revolution.
  • Read Arianna's articles, Six Ways Companies Can Build Individual and Organizational Resilienceand This Is Our Opportunity to Take Action on Mental Health.
  • Sign up for Arianna's newsletter, where you’ll find inspiration and actionable advice on how to build healthy habits, resilience and connections in our unprecedented times.
, Singer-Songwriter & Mental Health Advocate

Donate to Inspiring Children Foundation:

To learn more and collaborate with Jewel on mental health, email Ryan Wolfington:

Dr. Thomas Insel
, Former Director NIMH; Co-founder & Chair, Humanest Care

Learn more about Humanest Care:

Speaker Bios


National Institute of Mental Health


Thrive Global


Salk Institute


McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School


Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Stanford University


COMPASS Pathways


Johnson & Johnson


Duke University Medical Center


One Mind


Ewers Brothers Productions


Ewers Brothers Productions




Humanest Care