Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is pleased to present: Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

The parallel pandemic: higher rates of mental distress caused by COVID-19, especially among younger people. For adolescents, the fallout from remote learning, social isolation, racial strife, and economic insecurity have taken a disparate and unwavering toll on their well-being, leading to severe anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation. Even as the world senses a possible end in sight, the rising threat of variants continues to cause angst, fatigue, and confusion.

Join us for a town hall program that will directly speak to the mental health experiences and needs of our nation’s youth. Moderated by ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang.

Register here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37YfMzWSFnFYSJU

Speakers:

Archana Basu, Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Diana Chao, Founder and Executive Director, Letters to Strangers (@L2SMentalHealth)
Christine Crawford, Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director, NAMI (@DrChrissyCrawf)
Corinne Foxx, Actress, Producer, Writer and Influencer, NAMI Ambassador (@corinnefoxx)
Aija Mayrock, Poet, Author and Influencer, NAMI Ambassador
Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer, Google Health (@KBDeSalvo)
Garth Graham, Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health, Google/YouTube
Moderator:
Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, “Nightline” (@JujuChangABC)