COVID-19 and Youth Mental Health: Moving Forward Post-COVID
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COVID-19 has had a major impact on the emotional and mental health of so many. As the country opens up, America's youth may have a long struggle ahead of them. During an average year, 1 in 6 young people between 13 and 22 experience a mental health issue, including anxiety, depression or adjustment disorder. During the pandemic, these conditions increased 45 to 90 percent, with many receiving no treatment at all. Communities of color were most disproportionately impacted. What are the current concerns about youth and mental health as we begin to emerge from the pandemic? What health policies can best support mental health in the short and long term?
A panel of experts will discuss how to treat and mitigate the impact of mental health trauma on young people. They will also share resources and tools and discuss support systems that are needed.
This is a free program. We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.
This program is generously supported by our partner Kaiser Permanente.
9–10 a.m. program
(all times PDT)