The Mental Health Association of Maryland is marking its 100th birthday with a national conference on research and cutting-edge technologies aimed at strengthening your brain. What’s new in what we understand about how the brain works? What needs to be done to put new tools in the hands of professionals AND consumers? Psychiatrist Henry Harbin, past director of Maryland’s state mental-health authority, gives us an overview of the some of the pressing issues in mental health. We also speak to Dr. Michael Knabel about reviewing mental health software. Are customers getting what they pay for? Who’s watching out for patient safety? And neurologist Jay Lombard talks about tests that could lead to better choices of medications for treatment of mental illness.