Youth and Mental Illness: What’s Going On?

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Survey of more than 100,000 college students reports that half meet criteria for one or more mental health conditions… Over last 10 years, pediatric ER visits for mental health disorders up 60 percent and rates for deliberate self-harm increased 329 percent… CDC warns youth suicide an increasingly prominent public health issue … 

What do the statistics mean? Is it the pandemic taking its emotional toll toll – social isolation, uncertainty, and loneliness – on our youth? Or was the mental health of America’s youth going in the wrong direction before COVID-19? Join Dr. Baptista and his panel of experts to explore the headlines, determine the facts, and offer guidance to families, practitioners, philanthropy, media, and policymakers struggling to raise resilient children and youth.

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Hosted by

  • Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
  • Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

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