Born This Way Foundation: Building Kinder Communities, Supporting the Well-Being of Students and Improving Mental Health Resources

The Commonwealth Club and Born This Way Foundation Invite you to a conversation focused on the intersection of kindness and mental health during these unprecedented times. In this conversation, moderated by Maya Smith, you'll hear from mental health experts, advocates and young people on the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted our normality, how we can find ways to spread kindness while also focusing on our mental health.

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Juan Acosta

Program Coordinator, California's Toll-Free Warm Line; Former Assistant Director, Queer Alliance Club, San Francisco State University

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Cynthia Germanotta

President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health, World Health Organization

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Taylor M. Parker

Special projects Intern and Program Intern, Born This Way Foundation; Recipient, Channel Kindness Award–Indianapolis

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Dr. Marina Tolou-Shams

Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Director, Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

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Maya Smith

Executive Director, Born This Way Foundation; Former CEO and COO,—Moderator